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  • Powder Room 2013

    ½ Watched 10 Apr, 2014

    Watching this feels just like watching a school play or at best a children's TV drama. Like them, its relentless rubbishness is oddly compelling. Well, watchable - but mostly grueling. A terrible film that's never enjoyable but not wholly offensive.
    Spolier alert: the only licensed song and big finale party anthem is Daniel Bedingfield's 'Gotta Get Thru This', despite the film being released in 2013. Then the ending happens, and it gets even worse. Admirable, somehow.

  • Frankie Boyle - Live - The Last Days of Sodom 2012

    ½ Watched 23 Mar, 2014

    Roy 'Chubby' Brown for the Heat magazine generation. The "shocking" material is only offensive in its laziness.

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  • 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 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.