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  • Fast Five

    Fast Five 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Feb, 2016 4

    I always wanted to see The Rock v Diesel!

    Well, far be it for me to cast doubt on the opinions of the many who insisted that things got really got good when we hit Fast Five, but that's what I did anyway. And I think with plenty of justification, especially after Justin Lin's somewhat bumpy contributions to the series this far.

    Perhaps the most extraordinary part of Fast Five for me was the improvement that he's shown as a…

  • Fast & Furious

    Fast & Furious 2009

    ★★★ Watched 02 Feb, 2016 11

    Fast February!

    There are a couple of things that annoy and concern me about this series at this point.

    Firstly, the titles. Couldn't they just pick a title and put a number on the end of it and stick to it? Constantly farting around with the wording in it is neither cute nor cool, it's extremely annoying to arseholes like me who like to see things a bit neater and tidier when it comes to this kind of thing. Also,…

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  • The Shining

    The Shining 1980

    ★★★★★ Added 13

    I think that The Shining is, outside of one of its major plot points, a pretty good name for this film. It's a shining example of why no filmmaker should feel obliged to as closely mirror a book as possible when doing an adaptation.

    When Stanley Kubrick released The Shining, Stephen King famously decried it, saying that it hardly resembled his novel at all. Quite often since then people have suggested that King simply does not understand cinema, an opinion…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 May, 2015 39

    What makes a 5 star film?

    There are lots of different criteria floating around for what makes one. By their own admission, some people are a lot freer with dishing out such a grading whilst others insist a film practically has to become their all time favourite to receive full marks.

    It is, of course, completely dependent on the individual. I've often wondered if I am quite strict or quite liberal with the amount of times I've handed out full…