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  • 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.

  • Sexy Beast 2000

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Apr, 2014

    Superb performances, a nasty sense of humour and Jonathan Glazer's expressive, yet unobtrusive style elevate a humble gangster tale into a fascinating glimpse into the dark side of human nature. Sexy Beast is anything but. It's explicit, violent and menacing; and it's these three characteristics that Ben Kingsley embodies perfectly in his stellar, bone-chilling performance as the abrasive antagonist Don Logan; the man everyone loves to hate.

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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…