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  • Sabotage 2014

    ★★ Watched 26 Nov, 2014

    Schwarzenegger delivers a very solid performance that serves as a welcomed throwback to his glory days but unfortunately the film that surrounds him is grim, grossly unlikeable and daft as hell - and I ain't just talking about Mireille Enos and Terrence Howard.

    I'm still convinced that, with Sabotage, David Ayer is just playing a joke on the audience.

    Except, I'm not laughing - bro!

  • Lilting 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Nov, 2014

    A sincere and charming indie from Cambodian filmmaker Hong Khaou that will break your heart a little.

    Beautifully constructed of sweet moments that explore the loneliness we inherit from grief and barriers faced by the clashing of cultures, Lilting works so well thanks to a rather wonderful performance by Ben Whishaw as a young man grieving for the loss of his lover (Andrew Leung) while trying to connect with the lovers Chinese-Cambodian mother who is bound by her melancholic life…

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  • Batman & Robin 1997

    Rewatched 05 Jan, 2013 12

    Spectacularly shite.

    So much so that Arnie's daft performance is the only salvageable aspect that can be scraped from this plate of visual diarrhea.

    There's so many wrong things at play here:

    1. Alicia Silverstone handles the english language like she just suffered a severe stroke.
    2. Uma Thurman is about as sexy as Jimmy Saville in a children's hospital ward.
    3. Chris O'Donnell has the charisma of a toilet seat.
    4. George Clooney's leather nipples.
    5. Bat bombs. Bat…

  • Birth 2004

    ★★★★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2013 17

    "You're just a little boy, aren't you?"

    Birth is an elegant piece of filmmaking, delicately directed by Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast). It touches upon a plethora of themes that include love, loyalty, death, family, and grief but saturated in an atmosphere of supernatural oddness, yet, it's hard to place this under a certain genre. It's a stark piece of individual filmmaking that rarely comes around these days even though it echoes the likes of Kubrick.

    Still, this will split an…