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  • North by Northwest 1959

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2014

    A dashing hero, dangerous villain complete with sidekick, an alluring woman, lush locales, exciting chase sequences and constantly escalating danger – North by Northwest could almost be a Bond film, but Hitchcock's masterful direction, the rich subtext and sizzling chemistry between Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint transforms an otherwise light-hearted actioner into a heavy-hitting suspense-filled thriller.

  • Grown Ups 2 2013

    ½ Watched 15 Apr, 2014

    Adam Sandler & Co sink to a new low with their amateurish, distasteful attempt at comedy that insults the audience with its laziness. Grown Ups wasn't great – or even good – but had enough about it to make it endurable at least, this abhorrent sequel however is a plot less endeavour that lacks humour of any kind to grab your interest, let alone maintain it. It's lazy, unpleasant and offensive, in every sense of the word, but I could forgive all of those flaws, all of them, if it wasn't such a bore.

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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…