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  • Midnight Special

    Midnight Special 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2016 1

    Review originally posted on EQView

    Despite its fantastical narrative, at its core MIDNIGHT SPECIAL is primarily a film about belief; not in gods or magic or aliens but in ourselves and the people we love. It is a film in which fate and faith are tested to their limits, in which parental love is the most pertinent and powerful force in the universe, and in which the things that make us unique are admired, praised and feared in equal measure.…

  • Chicago

    Chicago 2002

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Apr, 2016

    Frenetic, fast-paced and bursting with effervescent energy, Chicago is everything a film musical should be and so much more on top. After a theatrical start that lays the foundations for the chaos that's to come, Rob Marshall's adaptation quickly sheds its stagey trappings and evolves into an all-out assault on the eyes and the ears that is as progressively-minded as it is debauched.

    The musical numbers are expertly choreographed (with "Cell Block Tango", "Razzle Dazzle" and "We Both Reached for…

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    Carrie 1976

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 Oct, 2012 14


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  • Taken 2

    Taken 2 2012

    ★★ Watched 05 Oct, 2012 4


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