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  • Valhalla Rising

    Valhalla Rising 2009

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2015

    Nicolas Winding Refn is a genius, end of discussion.

    It's a struggle to put into words how brilliant Valhalla Rising really is, there are few movies that manage to captivate so completely. You feel the tranquillity of the quite mountain tops, the electric crack of the thunder and the brutal sting of an axe finding its mark deep within a man's skull.

    The film is split into six chapters, a wonderful decision that gives Valhalla Rising a real sense of…

  • The Road Warrior

    The Road Warrior 1981

    ★★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2015

    There's more world building in the first ten minutes of The Road Warrior then there was in the whole of the rather underwhelming first Mad Max, the problem is this sequel fixes literally none of the other problems I have with this series.

    The Road Warrior never finds its footing narratively, the whole film feels like it's building to something that just doesn't come. There's far too much back and forth with Max feeling at times like a errand boy…

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  • The Hangover Part III

    The Hangover Part III 2013

    ★★½ Watched 23 May, 2013 6

    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…