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  • All That Jazz

    All That Jazz 1979

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Jan, 2016

    Dazzling and indulgent in equal measure... although the indulgence is of course the entire point. Roy Scheider, cigarette permanently attached to his lips, was never better, singing cheerfully about his impending demise in lavish dance sequences as he undergoes open heart surgery. Fosse laid bare. FOSSE BARE!

  • Pod

    Pod 2015

    ★★★ Watched 20 Jan, 2016 2

    Reasonably effective, micro-budget sci-fi horror chiller. Good, claustrophobic use of a limited location, and the two strong lead performances make up for a rather hammy turn from the third main cast member. Plus, it's only 78 minutes.

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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!