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  • Bernie

    Bernie 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Mar, 2015

    Perfectly balanced and crafted blurring of fact, fiction and relative morality.

    Jack Black is over the top and unbelievable, but the incorporation of the real people in Bernie's life you quickly accept it and begin to understand how strange and sweet these people are.

    Because it makes no sense but it makes perfect sense to this town in this place with these people.

    Pitch perfect and I could not tear my eyes or ears away from it.

  • About Last Night

    About Last Night 2014

    ★½ Watched 27 Mar, 2015

    Soulless remake of the 80's classic, which while dated still fares better than this.

    It feels like they are hitting their marks on a stage for timing and moving the story on, but feels empty and without any chemistry inside.

    I like Ealy and Hart but both of them seem majorly mis-cast here. Ealy feels disengaged and Kevin Hart is too busy being Kevin Hart to be Bernie. The female cast is a 50/50, Joan is good but the Debi…

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  • The Drop

    The Drop 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2015

    Slow burning film that simmers away and manages to not dull or bore the viewer. Never really sure where it will end up but the idea that so much lies beneath the surface comes through clearly.

    Tom Hardy is much better here than in some other roles, he's turning out quite versatile. James Gandolfini playing his usual arrogantly tough boss figure. Shame it's his last role.

    Recommended to lovers of thrillers or crime noir.

  • Predestination

    Predestination 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Nov, 2014

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

    Extremely good though predictable twists at the end were signposted many times through the film.

    However the plot is great, the direction superb and the acting flawless, especially from the central character(s).

    The effects were not really relevant but it was a piece for the brain, even if it was served up in bite sized and easily digested pieces.

    One of the better Sci-Fi movies this year and up there with SnowPiercer for 2014.