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  • Godzilla 2014

    ★★★ Watched 30 Jul, 2014

    Sixteen years have passed since the last major Godzilla film and though Roland Emmerich's embarrassing 1998 effort has been disowned by Toho, the famous Japanese production company, it still looms over the once prolific franchise. There have only been two lackluster Japanese-made releases to satisfy fans in the meantime, but after a recent resurgence in monster movies Toho and their legendary monster make their Hollywood return.

    After making a successful debut with the gripping, nuanced and profound post alien invasion…

  • Pain & Gain 2013

    Watched 27 Jul, 2014 4

    This is Michael Bay's belated attempt at thought provoking cinema, but Pain & Gain still falls foul of the Transformers director's grotesque idiosyncracies.

    It's another ugly, noisy and exhausting experience that not only offends by commercializing a real crime by turning it into a comedy, but also fails as a satire by gorging on the very same excesses it attempts to criticise. Even the technical aspects remind us why Bay is such an awful filmmaker as its sunshine state setting is…

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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…