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  • State of Grace

    State of Grace 1990

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 22 Jul, 2015

    Now, I’ve always had a soft spot for STATE OF GRACE - it was unfairly shat upon when it first came out - we got it almost a year after the US and it had a very small release at which time Empire gave it a ** review - no great shakes, the mainstream film press still manages to get it wrong today.



    I caught up with it when it was released on rental VHS in early ’92. I was…

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey 2015

    ★½ Watched 27 Jun, 2015

    Fifty Shades of Grey - yet another of those head-scratcher phenomenons a la Twilight - mediocrity dressed up as something new for the unenlightened to fawn over like its the second coming.

    Absolute shit of the highest order - terrible writing, lead male is banal beyond belief. Saving grace is the production design and cinematography - it sure looks pretty.

    How the hell is something like this seen as being fit for release?

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  • Rush

    Rush 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Feb, 2014 2

    Not an F1 fan, nor am I a lover of sports in general but this film is great. The two central performances are both effortless in their greatness and the actors play off each other well. Morgan's script is great and Howard keeps the whole thing buzzing along at a tremendous pace.

    I am really surprised by how much I liked this film.

  • Filth

    Filth 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Feb, 2014

    Wow! Now here's a film that lets the viewer think for a change. A brilliant piece of writing and a cracking ensemble headed-up by a terrifically fearless performance from James McAvoy.

    Given that it's based on a book by Irvine Welsh there are bound to be comparisons to Danny Boyle's adaptation of Trainspotting but rest assured, Filth holds its own.