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  • Maximum Risk 1996

    ★½ Watched 17 Oct, 2014 1

    A strange movie as it served to elevate the appreciation for the general acting abilities of Van Damme who plays a French cop looking into the death of his twin brother. It also served to show that Ringo Lam, director of classic Hong Kong movie City on Fire and Burning Paradise could also make terrible films.

  • Donnie Brasco 1997

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    Great lead performances from Depp and Pacino and the movie is nicely shot but the plot mostly underwhelms.

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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…