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  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 22 May, 2016

    Altman's The Long Goodbye as if reimagined by prime Walter Hill, Nice Guys is my favourite movie so far in 2016. Profane, funny, violent and at times touching it does everything you'd hope from a Shane Black written, 70s set, Chandler tribute-buddy flick. Crowe is the perfect sad-sack hard man with a heart of gold, but Gosling is a revelation and demonstrates he's a fantastic comedic actor. It would be all too easy, and slightly reductive, to say this is…

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 May, 2016

    Captain America: Civil War is an absolute delight and the best movie Marvel has put together to date. Combines some incredible action scenes with real dramatic heft, great new additions to the series - Black Panther in particular brings diverse originality to a series that was starting to get a little bogged down by it's US-centric heroes, and Spiderman's 25 odd minutes on screen are better than the last 9 hours of Sony's efforts (and really bode well for Homecoming).…

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  • Killer Joe

    Killer Joe 2011

    ★★★★ Added 1

    From its opening beaver shot to the breathtakingly unpleasant climax that caused 25% of the audience i saw it with to walk out, Killer Joe is a sweaty piece of gutter-sleaze shot through with humour so black you'll struggle to find it amongst the sexual horror on-screen. William Friedkin, I salute you.

  • The Hole

    The Hole 2009

    ★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jan, 2012 3

    Triumphant return to the big-screen for one of genre filmmaking's contemporary masters. Creepy scares that work for both kids and adults, brilliant use of 3D (if you have a 3D enabled TV this is one of the few must-buys), and great cameo from the mighty Bruce Dern. The fact that it still remains unreleased in North America is exceptionally depressing and a perfect example of the shortsightedness of the industry when it comes to interesting, non-franchised, genre film-making.