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  • The House of the Devil 2009

    ★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Night Bus 2014

    ★★ Watched 15 Oct, 2014

    Reminiscent of 'Night on Earth' in the broad concept, but with characterisation spread thinly across just one city, but many more passengers. The structure here dictates that this is essentially a series of linked shorts. But while admirably maintaining a form of realism and avoiding implausibility, each strand feels underdeveloped and unsatisfying.

    A voyeuristic slice of London life, the kind of surface observations that one can make of strangers are depicted here accurately enough. The film itself is perhaps a…

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2012

    ★★★ Watched 19 Jan, 2013 2

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Kick-Ass 2010

    Watched 19 Jan, 2013

    Trivial and asinine. Shocking, only in its mediocrity.

    What would really be shocking at this point, is to have a film with characters that the audience can care about. Not some flippant and superficial scumbags, prancing around in some nonsense action scenes, interacting with some other equally superficial scumbags. If being a superhero means justifying the instant judgement and execution of people they don't know through moral superiority, then I'll pass.

    Okay we're dealing with comedic action film and comic…