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  • Eye in the Sky

    Eye in the Sky 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    That rare creature - a tense thriller, with both brains and heart. The climax sticks the landing in a way I didn't expect.

  • Jaws 3

    Jaws 3 1983

    ★½ Rewatched 23 Jun, 2016


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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…