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  • Transcendence

    Transcendence 2014

    ★★★ Watched 20 Feb, 2015

    Charming laughable rubbish.

  • No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers

    No Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers 2015

    ★★½ Watched 03 Feb, 2015

    The description states that No Manifesto tells the whole story of the Manic Street Preachers. It does not.
    The film was shot around 2004/5, after which the footage was canned and festered for a decade. What has come out is a poorly made inadvertent document of the band's wilderness years. Viewed in contrast against the recent forward-thinking, relevant, focused and successful Futurology album, as well as the sold-out The Holy Bible tours (on which The Manics gave the best performance…

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  • Scarface

    Scarface 1983

    ★★★ Watched 02 Jan, 2013 1

    As an action film or the movie that makes Tony Montana a hip hop hero and student poster boy, Scarface is dreadful.
    However, as a black comedy, Pacino's hilarious portrayal of a deluded dimwit is brilliant - part Kenny Powers, part the best character Rob Brydon never invented - and the supporting roles are just as good, showing how far pigheadedness can get hard-working nobodies. That this man is a hero to so many compounds the humour and it's amazing…

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Mar, 2014 1

    There's an hour-long stretch where this film's perfect. Either end is ragged with thespy ham and PTA indulgence.