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  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★★

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

    Are you watching closely?

    And so begins The Prestige, Christopher Nolan's masterpiece. Now, the man has made a few rather good movies so this as a claim is remarkable, but nevertheless warranted. Why?

    After we're told to watch closely we're explained how a magic trick works. The pledge, the turn and the prestige. Show the audience something and make it seem entirely ordinary. Do something extraordinary. Reset things to the new state you desire; different to before, having undergone remarkable…

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  • Sex Tape

    Sex Tape

    ★★★

    Didn't plan to watch this but it was on TV and, you know.

    It was alright!

  • The Departed

    The Departed

    ★★★★★

    Oh boy, this is one heck of a movie. One hell of a film.

    I spent the nearly 3 hours running time knowing what was coming, enjoying the heck out of getting there and then thinking about how I felt first time I saw it. Well, fuck me gently with a chainsaw.

    The most amazing final few scenes ever in Hollywood mainstream cinema; perhaps Hollywood alone? That was never expected, subverted entirely by the cast if nothing else. My word.…

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  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★★

    There is not much to be said about this movie. Arguably the first in the finest trilogy ever (an argument I often have with myself), it's just perfect. Charm, wit, excitement, Oedipus complex, flux capacitors and 1.21 jigawatts.

  • Coherence

    Coherence

    ★★★★★

    What a film to christen my 2018 with. I don't get to watch many films these days so I thought long and hard about what to watch tonight, and this won out. Thankfully.

    It's a frakking masterpiece. Watching it for the third time, knowing what was happening and being able to truly keep on top of it opens so much more to the viewer. You sit there working out who is who and where is where. Brilliant, taut, tight, masterful.

    I implore you, watch this film. Here, borrow my Blu-ray.