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  • Pompeii 2014

    ★½ Watched 12 Oct, 2014 42

    Pompeii is the unloved bastard child of Gladiator and Titanic as crap-peddler, Paul W.S. Anderson, unsuccessfully melds a disaster epic with ham-fisted romance. As a director he has been churning out bland B-movies for years and whilst this is undoubtedly his biggest (certainly in budgetary terms) it also proves to be one of his dullest with only the briefest glimpses of a personality.

    With a title like Pompeii it is pretty obvious where the story is heading. What is slightly…

  • The Body 2012

    ★★ Watched 11 Oct, 2014 4

    Can a film ever have too many twists? If Oriol Paulo’s debut feature is anything to go by then the answer is a resounding yes. The scriptwriter turned director has created a knotty thriller that piles on the twists and turns at the expense of characters and logic before descending into a frankly farcical climax that tries to pull the story together but simply leaves you wondering why you bothered watching the film in the first place.

    The Body is…

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  • A Thousand Words 2012

    Watched 07 Dec, 2012 111

    A thousand words to describe A Thousand Words:

    Abhorrent, appalling, atrocious, awe-inspiring, awesomely bad, awful, bad, beastly, bollocks, contemptible, dangerous, desperate, dire, disastrous, disturbing, dread, dreaded, dreadful, extreme, fearful, feckless, frightful, fucked, fucked-up, frightening, ghastly, gruesome, harrowing, hateful, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrifying, inconvenient, loathsome, monstrous, naff, nondescript, nonentity, obnoxious, odious, offensive, petrifying, poor, repulsive, revolting, rotten, serious, severe, shocking, shit, shitty, shitfest, shitstain, smelly, toss, unfortunate, unnerving, unpleasant, unwelcome, vile, wank, abject, abominable, bad, base, beggarly, cheap, crass, currish,…

  • Children of Men 2006

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Mar, 2012 79

    Although highly regarded by many I'm still not convinced it is appreciated as much as it should be. For me this is one of the finest science fiction films of all time, perhaps not as influential as Metropolis, Blade Runner et al but every bit as brilliant.

    It manages to achieve what many sci-fi films do not, it manages to not only deliver a unique dystopic concept but also deliver a rich and moving emotional journey too. Too often genre…