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  • Blair Witch

    Blair Witch 2016

    ★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2016

    Silent Hill: Blair Witch edition

  • The Infiltrator

    The Infiltrator 2016

    ★★½ Watched 05 Oct, 2016

    The high water mark for this sort of thing, as far as I'm concerned, is Donnie Brasco. This is reasonably compelling throughout although pales in comparison to Mike Newell's film. It's also unfortunate that the film's best scene, in which Bryan Cranston's undercover agent character assaults a waiter in a busy restaurant to avoid his cover being blown, isn't as good as the scene in Donnie Brasco when Johnny Depp's undercover agent character assaults a waiter in a busy restaurant to avoid his cover being blown.

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  • Prometheus

    Prometheus 2012

    ★★ Watched 01 Jun, 2012

    The marketing campaign, with its beautifully realised virals, didn't set a foot wrong but it turns out all the filmmakers' artistry was employed in getting us to buy a ticket with very little left over for the main event. It's not all dreadful - the initial set-up has a certain something, Fassbender is terrific fun as a fey robot and Noomi Rapace is a remarkably sturdy heroine given how little she has to work with. But there's no story here to speak of and the tension generated as a result is negligible. What a missed opportunity.

  • The Believers

    The Believers 1987

    ★½ Watched 04 Nov, 2012 15

    Director John Schlesinger slices the ham extra thick for this nonsensical, justly forgotten schlockfest about a Voodoo-ish religion taking over New York's cognoscenti. Written by Mark Frost, who went on to co-create Twin Peaks, and adapted from a novel called The Religion, you can imagine throughout the sort of turgid prose this began life as. Keen not to appear racist the film indiscriminately demonises all religions, various ethnic minorities, rich people, bleeding heart liberals, middle-aged single females and, most hilariously, milk.