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  • The Armstrong Lie 2013

    ★★½ Watched 19 Aug, 2014

    When director Alex Gibney realises that he is another victim of Lance Armstrong's lies, his documentary - that was originally intended as a supportive look at the cyclists incredible return to the professional circuit - becomes a powerful indictment of the athlete. Yet, for all of its insight The Armstrong Lie isn't nearly gripping enough to maintain interest throughout an overlong, two-hour runtime.

  • Maniac 2012

    ★★★ Watched 15 Aug, 2014

    William Lustig's grisly psycho thriller gets a 21st Century makeover in this wicked, shockingly unflinching and morbidly fascinating portrait of a serial killer.

    Much like its predecessor, Franck Khalfoun's Maniac tells a horror story from the perspective of its ruthless antagonist, but the French filmmaker goes one further by shooting the entire film in a first person point of view. It's a provocative piece of cinema that forces the audience in to a killer's shoes, challenging them to identify with…

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  • Chinatown 1974

    ★★★★½ Watched 09 Aug, 2012 3

    Forget a review, It's Chinatown.

  • Argo 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Nov, 2012 4

    From gossip-rag pin-up to powerhouse director Ben Affleck has one of the most chequered careers in Hollywood. Channelling experience following his previous two features, tightly wound action thrillers Gone Baby Gone and The Town, his time behind the camera is proving most fruitful. His recounting of the true life story of Argo is no exception and further authorises his position as a meaningful director.

    Set in late ‘70s Iran, amidst a violent revolution, a group of CIA operatives strive to…