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  • Home Alone: The Holiday Heist 2012

    ★★ Watched 15 Dec, 2013 2

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Never, not for a second, is the kid in this movie "home alone", and while you can forgive a lot in a straight-to-TV Christmas movie, that seems pretty fundamental.

    Some half-decent gags aside (see the police falling into one of Finn's traps), this is a poor showing.

    Uncle Frank needs to grab everyone involved with this movie and make them sit down and watch it before delivering his verdict (which could only be one thing...): "Look what you did, you little jerks."

  • Sleepers 1996

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Aug, 2013 1

    Despite my initial disappointment that this wasn't set in Seattle ('amazing' joke, feel free to use it), I soon found myself drawn into the faux imagery, sights and sounds of this 1960s Hell's Kitchen. With no knowledge of the narrative or themes beforehand, I was happy to allow the story to wash over me as we got to know the four boys and their world in the build-up to the movie's pivotal incident.

    The first half of this film is…