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  • Stan & Ollie

    Stan & Ollie

    ★★½

    Nice touches and it ends well - I probably could justify rating this a little higher. But I am feeling extremely over the whole ‘everyone falls out half an hour before the end’ biopic thing at the mo. Find an angle other than that please.

    Very drab visually, made worse by a strange reliance on much too modern location shooting. There are places - like the refurbished Savoy - that must’ve cost loads to film in or outside but which do the film no favours. Too modern.

    The wives are good tho. This aint bad, was expecting a lot more.

  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    Very fun to come back and rewatch this - first time in 15 or so years I think. Used to be on TV a lot, so probably my first time watching it without ad breaks too. Unsurprisingly the idea behind watching this was to refresh my memory ahead of GLASS. If there's been a change in superhero cinema over the last 19-ish years it'd be the shared universe thing taking over, and I'm looking forward to seeing what he has…

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  • The Church

    The Church

    ★★★★★

    This film got me wondering how they managed to get whatever church they were in to let them film in there, and also got me wondering what the most sacrilegious thing ever filmed in an actual church was.

    Basically it's about some people who, in the process of restoring a church, stumble across its dark secrets. Shit goes down.

    Great ending, great beginning, great middle. Hugh Quarshie's great in this too, got me thinking how he could've had a real leading man career. He's done okay but the industry under-used him a little I think. Bonkers score as well.

  • Resident Evil: Retribution

    Resident Evil: Retribution

    ★★★★★

    For my money the best of the series, probably even P.W.S Anderson's best overall (I'd love to see that OG Event Horizon cut tho someday, if it exists anywhere).

    The thing I love about the whole series is that production spanned about 15 years, and they all have distinct tones and are all their own thing, but they all look like they were somehow shot back-to-back in 2002. Every single one of them - dubstep closing credits aside here which…