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  • Ju-on: The Grudge 2002

    ★★★½ Rewatched 12 Jul, 2014

    Atmospheric Japanese horror from 2002. Creepy but convoluted supernatural story which is in fact the third instalment in the Ju-on series from Takashi Shimizu.

    The eeriness centres around the home of the Tokunaga family; a mysterious and ghostly location that harbours, well a grudge really.

    Smart camera work helps to elevate the tension and spookiness, but it may be worth reading the wikipedia page after viewing to help fill in the gaps that may be lost in translation.

  • The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Jul, 2014

    Really great performance from George Clooney helps steer this slightly oddball true story along. If you haven't seen this - can you even guess why they may stare at goats??? Prepare to be surprised.

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  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Aug, 2012 5

    Drive is such a stylish and well shot film. It is punctuated with scenes of eye watering violence which would make even Tarintino wince. And the driving scenes are superb reminding me of Steve McQueen's movie Bullit, in its sincere attempt to make driving feel like the coolest activity ever.
    The score for the movie features a lot of electronic pop and to me was reminiscent of the 1980s. It also reminded me of GTA vice city the video game…

  • Seven Samurai 1954

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Feb, 2013 9

    Seven Samurai is a monumental cinematic experience – A story woven together with a complete mastery of the medium of film by Akira Kurosawa.

    The monochromatic fabric of this movie provides a tonal palette of shades of charcoal, silver and white that help accentuate a beautifully clear cinematography, including plenty of innovative camera work on display. Be in no doubt this is the art of film making.

    The film has a richly populated cast and is set in and around…