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  • 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave

    ★★★★½

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

    12 Years a Slave may lack the unique boldness of Steve McQueen's previous films but it’s still not the film-making you'd expect for such a biopic. From start to finish, the film borders on art house cinema and period flick. But McQueen's signature long takes are what reinforces the horror behind this particular part of history which Hollywood had once shunned away from for so long.

    The film certainly doesn't shy away from the raw suffering and realism of the…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★★

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

    "As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster." Henry Hill's famous line echoes through Jordan Belfort's "I always wanted to be rich." The Wolf of Wall Street is Martin Scorsese's fifth collaboration with a never-better Leonardo DiCaprio and although it doesn't quite match the energy of Goodfellas, it is Scorsese's most accomplished film since.

    Unlike Scorsese's previous works, it's the dialogue that is the core to this feature. Not only does The Wolf of…

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  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★½

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

    Over the years we've been given countless remakes and reboots that we didn't ask for. Very few have been worth the trouble they've caused yet they keep on coming. That being said, for every Wicker Man there's a True Grit to allow your faith in Hollywood to be restored. José Padilha had some big boots to fill and a lot of people to please, even though he may have made a good film it certainly doesn't live up to the…