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  • Senna 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 24 May, 2014

    I remember watching Senna as a kid, and being a fan of Mclaren, only because Senna was there. I remember being shocked when he died.

    This film is a beautifully constructed piece, a homage to his life and skills, that doesn't feel overblown. It doesn't over dramatise his life, but I'm sure to others it might whitewash some aspects of his personality.

    You realise watching this, how much technology has had an impact on motor racing and in particular F1…

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 23 May, 2014

    Sparse.

    Stylish.

    Brutal.

    Slow-burn.

    But what's up with that font in the titles.

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  • The Raid 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Apr, 2012

    Remember when you first saw John Woo's "Hard Boiled" or Prachya Pinkaew's 'Ong Bak', or Robert Rodriguez's 'El Mariachi' and thought 'Holy shit, that was a rush'

    Watching 'The Raid: Redemption' was like that.

    Visual crack, with a thumping hypersonic soundtrack, wicked camera movement, crazy ass fight sequences with some sphincter wincing set pieces.

    There's a story of sorts, with some monologues to allow us time to readjust our pants, and a creepily articulate bad guy, mandatory henchmen and a…