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  • The Walk

    The Walk 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Apr, 2016

    Enjoyed this a lot more than expected. The walk itself (and the heist-movie build-up) is obviously terrific, but for all the dubious accents, cheesy music, dodgy prosthetics and intrusive voiceover, I was actually quite charmed by the rest of it too.

  • Gloria

    Gloria 1980

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Apr, 2016

    John Cassavetes may have written this as a studio genre film he had no intention of directing, but he still turns in a fascinating, idiosyncratic crime thriller. Great New York street photography and a glorious (pun intended) turn from Rowlands.

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  • Scream 4

    Scream 4 2011

    ★★ Watched 13 Feb, 2012 7

    Not awful, just ordinary... those in-jokes and meta-references that once seemed so clever and fresh now just feel tired, and it's way too drawn-out and repetitive. Still, Craven delivers a few suspenseful sequences and the 'teen' cast provide some youthful energy even if the old-timers (Campbell, Cox, Arquette) clearly just turned up for the pay cheque.

  • Repo Man

    Repo Man 1984

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 03 Mar, 2012

    One of my all-time favourite movies - cult movie perfection. The dialogue, the characters, the performances and the whacked-out mix of punk rock teen alienation and sci-fi conspiracy hijinks make for a brilliantly original one-off. And the new blu-ray looks GREAT!