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  • The Borderlands 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Jul, 2014

    The premise has been blanketed endless times in films such as Red Lights, Paranormal Activity and The Awakening, however here the found footage component adds an interesting spin. In this case, they’re using cameras to document every aspect of their findings. Those of you who can’t stand the erratic camera work that so often features in this genre can rest easy; most of the camera work is either dormant shots through security cameras, or mounted to the teams head aka…

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2014

    For most people, in particular men, Just explaining that Scarlett shows a lot of flesh in this movie is enough to put the disc in the player and away you go. Superficial indeed but also a striking point that i think the film portrays too. Beauty is in fact skin deep and we are but animalistic and beholden to such ..its in the way we mould our pre conceptions and ideas and thoughts that make it far from shallow. How…

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  • Kick-Ass 2 2013

    ★★½ Added

    Jeff Wadlow needs his behind kicked thats for sure as his take on a subversive satirical superhero movie is disappointingly weak. Violence without moral consequence and despite some neat set pieces there was too much high school mucking about and not enough Jim Carrey. And not really enough of kick-ass or Hit-girl in action either. tacked on predictable ethics education at the end too.
    The door is left open for a sequel, but a fresh approach is required if Kick-Ass does not want to become what it originally intended to satire and homage.

  • Stoker 2013

    ★★ Added

    Much of Stoker garners a supernatural tone, even dare i say it, a Lynchian feel at times. It is said to have subtexts surrounding adolescence and sexual awakening and although beautifully shot I really didn't 'get it'. It turns into some hokey, misguided homage to film noir type films and murder mysteries with De Palma-esque edges that frankly makes the film a bit of a boring mess come the final narrative twist.
    Despite some interesting symbolism and ideas about how…