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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 May, 2015

    Mad Max: Beyond Mel Gibson.

    Fury Road, coming on like an insane mash-up of Lord of the Rings and Vanishing Point, is predictably bloody brilliant.

    We probably didn't need a new Mad Max movie, but we got one, and thankfully it's awesome.

    This is as efficient an excercise in pure action and visceral entertainment as any other movie released, well, ever, to be frank. Newly crowned action pioneer Gerorge Miller has thrown down the gauntlet to every one of his…

  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior

    Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 1981

    ★★★★ Rewatched 14 May, 2015

    For a futuristic post apocalyptic adventure, it sure looks very 1981.

    If the world was to turn out like this, I'd hope to be obliterated so I didn't have to wear leather crotchless chaps and feathers.

    At least not everyday..

    The Road Warrior is better than Mad Max, in a way that few sequels are. It is exhilarating entertainment. Brutally violent and harshly visual. Mel Gibson should never really be remembered for playing Max, he is largely uncharismatic. But the films momentum never slows due to the brilliant direction.

    The Road Warrior is one of the great action movies.

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  • Stoker

    Stoker 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2013 59

    At 98 minutes, this is my dream length of movie. I have said it all my life.

    After leaving this screening, and using the facilities, I could quite easily have jumped straight back in to watch the whole movie again. That doesn't happen to me often.

    Stoker is phenomenal.

    It's as dreamy as it is taught. As beautiful as it is horrific. It's The Tree of Life with A screenplay. An outstanding screenplay at that. It has been said that…

  • The Blair Witch Project

    The Blair Witch Project 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Jan, 2013 29

    Lets face the facts here, The Blair Witch Project was a groundbreaking film.

    A horror classic.

    A genre starter. And ultimately, the best of that genre.

    Unusually for a horror, It shows you nothing. There is no blood, there is no violence, and it explains absolutely nothing. It's a brilliant watch. A proper psychological horror.

    The actors never put a foot wrong, great performances. If we can call them performances, but of course this is real fear we are watching,…