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  • Cobain: Montage of Heck

    Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Apr, 2015 2

    Short review:
    Montage of Heck is clearly a passionate and personal documentary that recounts the life of one of the last great iconic rock stars. It's well put together, with some fascinating interviews with the people from Kurt's life, from his wife, to band members, to parents and former girlfriends. The archival footage shines a light on Cobain that shows a man perhaps slightly more human than his mythical status normally allows. A normal guy with great aspirations and ambition.…

  • Contract Killer

    Contract Killer 1998

    ★★½ Watched 13 Feb, 2015

    Although my DVD calls this film Hitman, not to be confused with the film based on the computer game, this does feel a bit like a 90's Playstation game at times. The techno soundtrack, the kind of generic and boring action scenes, the good-guy hero who still wants to be a killer... yeah, it's a bit muddled, but Jet Li just about turns it into something entertaining enough in that late-90's HK thriller sort of way. Completely forgettable action-fluff, but a decent way to spend 90 minutes on a late Friday evening.

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  • Crash

    Crash 2004

    Watched 16 Dec, 2012 46

    Wow what a revelation. Apparently black people can be racist of white people, white people can be racist of black people, black people can be racist of black people, black people can be racist of hispanic people, white people can be racist of middle-eastern people, middle eastern people can be racist of hispanic people, hispanic people are nice, white people can't be racist of white people.

    BUT.

    Those same black people can be nice to white people, those white people…

  • First Blood

    First Blood 1982

    ★★★★ Watched 15 May, 2012 5

    I kind of thought it would be a mindless action film where Sly goes around killing the bad guys in the jungle with his machine gun and that's about it. Like Predator, I guess, just without the Predator.

    I was wrong. It's excellent. I found it very entertaining, and also quite sad. Sure, Rambo is this bad-ass, super elite soldier who can kill a man practically by looking at him with his wonky face, but I never realised there was…