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  • Braveheart

    Braveheart 1995

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 17 Sep, 2016

    There is plenty to criticise in Braveheart.

    Mel Gibson's accent is worse than mine after 8 years in London, it is somewhat historically inaccurate, it is cheesy, and it is certainly full of Hollywood schmaltz.

    But you know what?..

    It is still fucking brilliant.

    Those fight scenes are filmed in such an epic and brutal way that they will never be topped. Patrick McGoohan is brilliant as Longshanks, and it makes Scotland look amazing, despite most of it being filmed…

  • Out of Sight

    Out of Sight 1998

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Sep, 2016

    One of the most overlooked films of my lifetime.

    Clooney and Lopez have total star quality and they both simmer brilliantly on screen here.

    There is a heist, a jail break, and a flawless melding of comedy and drama and Steven Soderbergh ties it together like a fucking boss.


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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 39

    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,…