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  • The Witch

    The Witch 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Jul, 2016

    When you are a child your mind is wide open to the idea of God, the devil, ghosts, witches, wizards, evil spirits and other such nonsense. As an adult you replace these notions with logic, fact, reason and other sensible sensibilities. But those stories you learned, those things you read or heard or maybe just imagined don't ever go away. They wait silently in the corners of your mind until something like this film comes along and stirs them up, draws them out, tempting us to wonder what is in the darkness once more.

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Jul, 2016

    The fashion world as satanic ritual, the symbolism at times perhaps a little too on the nose but when a film looks and sounds this good I'm happy to let it work its spell on me. The only real misstep was the casting of Keanu Reeves, I can only assume a big name was needed to help finance the film and Ryan Gosling was busy making another movie with Emma Stone.

  • Crimson Peak

    Crimson Peak 2015

    ★★★ Watched 17 Jul, 2016

    Spooky and stabby, overall not too shabby.

  • Watchmen

    Watchmen 2009

    ★★★★ Rewatched 17 Jul, 2016

    Generally I'm of the opinion 'fuck Zack Snyder', I'm with most people on this. Also I tend to side with that mad old bastard Alan Moore when he gets annoyed at Hollywood adapting his work. It's a life rule not to mess with Druids or Wizards or Comicbook Writers with ridiculously unkempt beards after all. Plus, Watchmen the graphic novel is like The Lord Of The Rings good, or Lasagne good, sunsets good, foot rubs good. And you know what,…

  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Jul, 2016

    You know you're being shown truly great characters when you feel sad that not a lot is really done with them. Made for a hugely unbalanced yet enjoyable nonetheless picture.

  • Triple 9

    Triple 9 2016

    ★★½ Watched 01 Jul, 2016

    This film deserved a better ending than that...was shocked by how flat that was. A real shame.

  • Elizabethtown

    Elizabethtown 2005

    Watched 18 Jun, 2016

    Oh dear..

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool 2016

    ★★★★ Rewatched 14 Jun, 2016

    Still film of the year!

  • Fantastic Four

    Fantastic Four 2015

    ★½ Watched 12 Jun, 2016

    I was enjoying this up to the point Doom (that was meant to be Doom, right?) stopped popping heads and decided he'd be better off on planet zero. Everything after that was complete and utter shit. The last 10 minutes or so flushed all the good will and build up right down the loo. The Fantasic Four in Sue Storm's stupid blue force bubble circling the rim and then disappearing up the u-bend....with The Thing left floating in the brown toilet water.

  • Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau

    Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Jun, 2016

    Great stuff!

  • Dope

    Dope 2015

    ★★★ Watched 05 Jun, 2016

    Not sure I'm feeling the message in this movie, what was it? Get a haircut? But that soundtrack tho...

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Jun, 2016

    If I'd not seen most of the good bits in the trailer months ago this would be a straight up four stars! As it was it felt a little too familiar with hardly any surprises, very enjoyable nonetheless.