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  • Lifeforce

    Lifeforce 1985

    ★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2012

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Jesus Christ, this is so bad I'm not sure what to say. Watch it for a laugh, watch it for Mathilda May, watch it for Patrick Stewart weeping and vomiting blood like it's going out of fashion, watch it for the most hilariously poor 'leading man' in possibly the history of cinema (I have a hard time believing he was even in the Army mess hall, never mind the S.A.S), watch it for writing that puts the 'dire' in dialogue.

    As a comedy, it's passable. As a horror, yeah.

  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 06 Apr, 2012

    An intriguing blend of common ideas used in a way that's fresh, funny and sad. The title character is detached from the society around him yet is content and at peace, working as an assassin for a local mob wiseguy. By following and adhering to a Samurai code that has little relevance to the world today, Ghost Dog is able to find a purpose in life, in stark contrast to his employers, whose glory days are long gone and, instead…

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  • Cypher

    Cypher 2002

    ★★★★ Rewatched 05 Mar, 2012 1

    A solid thriller and something of an underrated little gem set in the near future about a chap leading an uneventful life who decides to spice things up by becoming a corporate spy. Initially, the world of corporate espionage seems to be disappointingly dull but things soon take a turn for the strange and dangerous, with the appearance of a mysterious woman and her elusive super-spy boss lurking behind in the shadows behind it all.

    It's one of those films…