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  • Justice League

    Justice League

    Wow, hard to know where to start with this lame attempt to polish a turd.

    How about Superman’s weird fucking face? Henry Cavill had to sport a moustache for another role and was contractually bound not to shave it off. Why they couldn’t use a fake moustache for the other film is a real mystery because his CGI top lip looks painfully bad here. He looks worse than Peter Cushing in Rogue One and Peter Cushing had been dead for…

  • The Ladykillers

    The Ladykillers

    Our Peter Sellers binge continues with a relatively small role that we used as the perfect excuse to re-watch The Ladykillers.

    This is the perfect crime caper.

    Things that never fail to get me:

    - Banging on the pipes with the hammer
    - Alec Guiness’s skulking lead character and his ridiculous false teeth
    - When a gaggle of old ladies arrive and everyone has to sing round the piano
    - The final gag, which manages to be funny and poetic

    An under-watched masterpiece not to be missed.

    www.bfoliver.com/film/2018/02/06/theladykillers/

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    A man (Jake Gyllenhaal) carves a niche for himself capturing video footage of horrific accidents then selling it on to news stations. The lengths he goes to in order to do his job get more and more extreme.

    This one has knocked me for six. Gyllenhaal pulls off the performance of a lifetime in this neo-noir thriller. He plays creepy sociopath Lou Bloom, with a shit eating grin and a head full of bland business mottoes off the internet. Somehow…

  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★½

    A former super hero franchise movie star tries to make it on the stage.

    As if we needed more proof that an Academy Award means very little, Birdman won best film.

    90% of this is supposed to come off as one take, the parts being spliced together smoothly using movie magic. That’s quite the technical feat and it sort of works. Ironically enough it’s also one of the film’s greatest weaknesses.

    What’s the point in having what is a film-defining…