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  • Blow Out 1981

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Jan, 2015

    "So you got your choice. You can be crazy or dead."

    Its potent suspense has still not wavered over the decades. It may not be as tight or as fiendishly carnal as Dressed To Kill but with Brian De Palma's sublime direction that would've left Hitchcock blushing and Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond capturing some great shots - especially in the hair-raising climax. While the plot is perfectly constructed and it features De Palma's usual emphasis on the sexual, it is…

  • Jeepers Creepers 2 2003

    ★★★ Watched 26 Jan, 2015

    Far more enjoyable than you might think. Jeepers Creepers 2 isn't what Aliens was to Alien but in terms of entertainment value and cheesy shocks, it's a blast.

    The twist from it's predecessor was also its handicap: what started out as a well-oiled stalk-and-slasher mumbled towards a misjudged b-movie monster flick. Naturally, the extremely low-budget frightener's box office receipts tallied to an inevitable sequel allowing it to fully indulge in some of the B-movie silliness it obviously inspires to be.…

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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…