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  • Touch of Evil

    Touch of Evil

    ★★★

    What an incredible opening scene, that tracking shot is just a technical work of art and an effective gateway into the world film. After that I was left a little confused at points and detached from the plot and emotional investment in the characters. Orson Welles and Charlton Heston both give memorable performances but I think this film would really benefit from rewatch once I'm more familiar with the plot and character motivations.

  • Train to Busan

    Train to Busan

    ★★★★½

    This was fantastic. Characters you can invest in, edge of your seat excitement combined with an emotional resonance that will move you to tears. One of the best horror films of the 10's.

  • Batman Returns

    Batman Returns

    ★★★★½

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

    I had a lot of fun revisiting this. The production and set design looks stunning on blu ray. Keaton, Peffier and DeVito are all on point and with Tim Burton at his peak the action is fun, see the hijacking of the Batmobile.

    Still one of the best DC movies for me.

  • Married to the Mob

    Married to the Mob

    ★★★★★

    Incredible movie, full of quirks and idiosyncrasies but never loses sight of it's characters and compelling plot. Some incredible sequences (the shootout at the burger joint) interspersed with the story of a woman trying to get her life back on track. It's tired cliche but they certainly don't make 'em like this anymore!

  • Broadway Danny Rose

    Broadway Danny Rose

    ★★★★

    A sweet, tender and funny romantic comedy. I love seeing New York in monochrome!

  • Lethal Weapon

    Lethal Weapon

    ★★★★

    Not watched this for about 15 years, so thought it due a re-watch and I thoroughly enjoyed it! One of the main aspects that came through for me was the authenticity of how real the action scenes felt. When the set pieces were occurring the action felt gritty and rough, I guess this was due to the old fashioned way of making movies (No CGI!).

  • Heat

    Heat

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

    For a film that had the two acting legends, performing together for the first time Michael Mann must have been under pressure to deliver the goods. Not only did he deliver, in my opinion he knocked it out of the park!

    Looking at the plot of the movie, Heat could have a typical, simplistic cat and mouse crime movie but it is enhanced by depth of the characters, the themes, the quality of performances and the attention to detail. Take…

  • Summer of Sam

    Summer of Sam

    ★★★★★

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

    One of my all time favourite films and probably my favourite Spike Lee joint. The actions of serial killer Sam Berkowitz, provide the backdrop to the story as we follow the lives of several characters in a neighbourhood in New York. The tense and dangerous atmosphere expertly created by Spike, really comes through and puts into context some of the actions of some of the characters, I.e paranoia, doubt and anger.

    The performances are also fantastic, especially from Adrian Brody…

  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★★★★

    This was an incredible experience watching this on the IMAX screen. I was really brought into the intensity of the action and was compelled by the journey of Sandra Bullock's character.