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  • Unfriended

    Unfriended 2015

    ★★ Watched 04 May, 2015

    As far as this relatively unique technique goes, I much preferred Zachary Donohue’s feature-length directorial debut, The Den, which uses a similar style. Unfriended is kind of a teen cyber-slasher with some modicum of social-awareness, to be fair to it. Whereas The Den is an intense home-invasion film (albeit an online-home-invasion).

    The problem I had with Unfriended isn't so much in its concept, but the way they go about executing it. There should be depth there in the story, about…

  • The Man with the Iron Fists 2

    The Man with the Iron Fists 2 2015

    ★½ Watched 05 May, 2015

    RZA is back for more as the blacksmith with metal hands who knows karate. In a sort-of Yojimbo-ish plot, he's caught in the middle of two feuding groups; a clan of arseholes on one side, and some miners and town residents on the other.

    The original film was directed and written by RZA (with Eli Roth), whereas here he just writes and Roel Reiné directs. I'm aware I'm in a minority but I didn't think the original was actually that…

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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…