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  • Generation War

    Generation War 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jul, 2016

    Four and a half hour German miniseries about two brothers, their three friends and how their lives are affected by World War Two. There's some great sequences and excellent performances but the final part felt a little contrived due to several somewhat unlikely coincidences.

  • Miles Ahead

    Miles Ahead 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Jun, 2016

    Miles Ahead is a complete mess, but a massively enjoyable complete mess which turns the traditional biopic on its head.

    There's a great film franchise to be had here following the template set out in the film. Take one major event from Miles Davis' life and bolt it on to a different film genre. We've now had relationship with Frances Taylor/crime caper. My vote for the next one is Davis meets Bird and Dizz/Western.

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  • Bloodsport

    Bloodsport 1988

    ★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jan, 2012 4

    Depending on which of the two types of martial arts movie plot you prefer (fighting your way through a tournament to avenge the death/injury of your friend/relative or learning a new martial arts technique from an old master to avenge the death/injury of your friend/relative) then either this or Kickboxer is Van Damme's best film. Although he should have won two best actor Oscars for Double Impact, obviously.

  • Ninja Terminator

    Ninja Terminator 1985

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Oct, 2015

    Simply incredible.

    And awful.

    And amazing.

    And dreadful.

    I want a garfield phone.