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  • A Bigger Splash

    A Bigger Splash 2016

    Watched 07 Feb, 2016

    A badly plotted, badly directed mess, which even makes the island of Pantelleria look unappealing.

    On the plus side, the cast is very good, with Ralph Fiennes demonstrating yet again that he is a comedy genius.

  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs 1992

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 05 Feb, 2016

    Spend a lean, mean 99 minutes in Tarantinoville, where the air turns blue as the floor turns red with blood.

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  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 2007

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2012 2

    Tense, harrowing story of a jewellery shop heist that goes badly, bloodily wrong.

    Terrific ensemble cast and expert direction by Lumet. The script does come undone a little before the end but works well nonetheless.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Jan, 2015

    Shaffer Conservatory Of Music is not only the best music school in New York...but it's the best in America.

    Student Miles Teller - newly arrived - not only wants to succeed but wants to become one of the all-time great jazz drummers. He gets his opportunity when he's personally auditioned by teacher J K Simmons and invited to join the school's flagship jazz orchestra. Getting in was hard - staying in the orchestra proves to be almost impossible. Simmons is…