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  • Popeye

    Popeye

    A contender for the worst comic book film of all time.

    A musical comedy needs 2 things catchy tunes and some decent gags. Unfortunately this doesn’t have one good song or one joke that lands add in incomprehensible dialogue from Williams, atrocious effects Williams arms are laughable and embarrassing performances from the entire cast.

    It gets one star for the set which is amazing.

  • Crossroads

    Crossroads

    ★★★★

    A forgotten movie from the 80’s but also one of the best road movies around.

    Macchio’s star shone bright for a few years and he’s really good in this, Seneca I can’t recall seeing in anything of note but here has a real screen presence and Gertz again shows why she should have become a bigger star. It’s the antagonists that steal the film though, Morton and Judd ooze menace even when they’re just in the background observing the action.

    The music needless to say is great and I’ll be looking for the soundtrack.

    Search out this lost classic.

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    I refuse to go and see A Good Day to Die Hard because it looks horrendous so I put the original on whilst waiting for the Oscars to start and its still a classic.

    It highlights what's wrong with modern action movie making. It takes its time to introduce you to all the characters and makes you genuinely care about their fates, it has real action and no CGI or green screen and is thrilling and funny.

    Give me this, the original Lethal Weapon and Speed over the crap that is released week after week at the moment.

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★★

    I didn't think there'd be a better film than Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, then The Guest came out and it was touch and go for film of the year. Now it's no contest, Nightcrawler is the best film since The Dark Knight.

    Gyllenhaal gives the best performance I've seen since Day-Lewis in Gangs of New York, he's unnerving in every scene, it's the way he stands, looks at people and his voice, it truly is a mesmerising…