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  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

    ★★★ Watched 28 May, 2016

    I get the impression that sometime partway through the screenwriting process some bright spark came to the heady realisation that X-Men colon Apocalypse shouldn't be the final part of a prequel trilogy, but instead a 3rd part in an ongoing series. Callbacks, character nods and things alluded to are littered throughout colon Apocalypse but in the end the narrative arcs once expects to see played out in a threequel such as this, dither at the last moment. Payoffs remain elusive…

  • Race

    Race 2016

    ★★★ Watched 27 May, 2016

    From the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, Predator 2 and Lost in Space comes this year's OTHER fantastic Olympic story of prejudice and triumph over adversity.

    On paper this movie ticks all the boxes. An exceptional black athletic specimen who conquered Nazis, broke all manner of records and helped develop a sense of pride in a nation of prejudiced, ignorant fuckwads. Stephan James is solid as Jesse Owens and I hope he goes on…

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  • Dr. No

    Dr. No 1962

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 Jul, 2012 3

    Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.

    So... Dr No. The…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2012 13

    I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
    First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.

    Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
    Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…