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  • Z for Zachariah

    Z for Zachariah 2015

    ★★½ Watched 30 Aug, 2015

    Z for Zachariah has a pretty interesting first act, as the dystopian world is set up and Margot Robbie wanders through a rather beautiful abandon countryside, the problem is that slow doesn't begin to describe the pacing of this film, the proceeding move at a glacial speed which just kills any interest I had.

    With a reasonably impressive cast also including Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine I sort of expected a little more but the central hook, of a love…

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front 1930

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Aug, 2015

    Part of The 2015 Project: Best Pictures

    All Quiet on the Western Front is just as impactful eighty five years on as it must have been upon release, it's one of those rare movies about war that genuinely moves you and frequently horrifies you. Not since The Thin Red Line has a war movie so engrossed me and yet make me feel utterly sick to my stomach.

    One scene in particular, in which a solider finds himself trapped in a…

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  • The Hangover Part III

    The Hangover Part III 2013

    ★★½ Watched 23 May, 2013 7

    Disappointing sequels have been an industry staple for years; however the backlash surrounding The Hangover Part II was surprising. Critics and fans lamented the film for being a “carbon copy” and “a shameless cash in”. The Hangover Part III attempts to deliver a true sequel to the 2009 hit comedy, but unfortunately fails completely.

    There is no wedding, no hangover or nobody missing this time around. The Hangover Part III sees the Wolf pack attempting to track down Mr Chow…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner 1982

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Jan, 2013 1

    An incredible movie in nearly all accepts. A stellar soundtrack combine with a film noir style to create a perfectly realized dark world. An interesting plot with a hint of morality, make the film more than a big brash action movie. Harrison Ford gives a layered performance to bring a likeable but rough character to the screen. Action that is fast and enjoyable but with a brutal edge inline with the films dark world. Maybe it's only flaw is the…