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  • The Game 1997

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Sep, 2014

    The Game would make for an excellent TV mini-series.

    Instead, it makes for a very good movie.

    As a mini-series it would leave more room for some much needed characterisation. As a movie it's still a lot of fun. Massively implausible in its story, and it's this reason that makes it hugely entertaining.

    Director David Fincher proves once again that he is a man with an unnerving visceral punch and a stylistic vigour that few directors share. He continuously proves that he is the closest thing to Hitchcock that my generation will ever get.

    Good game, good game.

  • End of Watch 2012

    ★★★★ Rewatched 28 Sep, 2014

    I will get its major flaw out of the way first.

    The performances are so good, that you just wish that it was filmed with some proper perspective.

    But then again, the first person filming gives some IMMENSE moments of tension and thrill. And gives a thankful spin on every buddy cop cliche that is on show here. End of Watch is proof that this relatively new genre will not be going away anytime soon, and when done well, it…

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  • Stoker 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2013 57

    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…

  • Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Oct, 2012 40

    Sam Mendes proves his Bond making credentials, and confirms his excellent film making credentials.

    Skyfall certainly is an excellent film. The best Bond film in 48 years. This is a proper spy film, and James Bond, as a character is a proper spy.

    As a Bond fan this film pleased me in every way. You have to hand it to the film makers, it takes massive balls to put a 4 minute title sequence 10 minutes into a massive film…