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  • Fast & Furious 6 2013

    ★★½ Watched 16 Jan, 2015

    Soulless facsimile and a depressing menagerie of almost every bad cliché imaginable in a franchise action movie. Vin Dullness and Co prove that you can still make sub-standard American action movies and get paid millions.

    Then the movie goes and punches me in the head with an eye-bogglingly epic 20 minute runway scene finale, followed by an 'expendable' twist - meaning I will definitely now have to watch episode 7.

  • Paycheck 2003

    ★★★★ Rewatched 10 Jan, 2015

    Imagine you are given a handful of abstract shaped jigsaw pieces that when pieced together reveal the 3 years of memories you've lost, as well as how you just lost a $92,000,000 pay cheque.

    I think John Woos' Paycheck is his most accomplished and stylish American movie. Michael Jennings is paid by big businesses to decode cutting edge technology and then exchanges the information in his memories for big pay days. After each job he loses chunks of time from…

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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 8

    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…