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  • The Black Dahlia

    The Black Dahlia


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A horrible waste of time (mine) and talent (De Palma's and Ellroy's). A genuinely miserable experience for everyone except Fiona Shaw who goes enjoyably berserk by the end - and knows not to take it seriously.

  • Unstoppable



    Another Tony Scott film in which Denzel Washington remains seated almost throughout (see Pelham 1,2,3). Is he only allowed to walk about in Ridley's films? Did he wear himself out in Man On Fire? Was there too much standing and/or walking in Crimson Tide? I'm hoping for a third movie to complete this Scott/Washington 'Nice Sit Down' trilogy.

  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes


    I avoided this for a long time and I really don't know why, because it's almost impossibly perfect. An awe inspiring cinematic achievement.