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  • Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton

    ★★★½

    I don't consider myself a massive hip-hop fanatic, despite taking a liking to a few artists over the years. Despite being several years late, I was always quite intrigued by F. Gary Gray's Straight Outta Compton, a biopic chronicling one of the rap genre's most famous (or infamous, depending on how you look at it) groups.

    Straight Outta Compton tells the story of N.W.A, a Compton, CA-based rap group consisting of Ice Cube, the late Eazy. E, Dr. Dre, MC…

  • My Bloody Valentine

    My Bloody Valentine

    ★★★½

    NOTE: Pinned review from 2017. This is MY way of celebrating Valentine's Day.

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    My Bloody Valentine (1981)

    Forget Friday the 13th, how about February the 14th? Well, it's not quite that time yet, but you get the idea.

    Technically, I watched this one last year, but I thought I'd tackle it again as I wanted something to pair up with Happy Birthday to Me. My Bloody Valentine pretty much…

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  • Tell Your Children

    Tell Your Children

    Extremely infamous drug-scare film from the 1930s, which was produced by a church group and then re-released for the exploitation market. I imagine marijuana was a fairly big topic back in the day, but even in 1936 it's hard to believe that something like Tell Your Children (or better known as 'Reefer Madness') was even remotely taken seriously by people.

    So a drug scourge has emerged upon society known as "marihuana", which is being increasingly taken by the youth of…

  • 24 Hour Party People

    24 Hour Party People

    ★★★★

    Although I'm not a Manchester native (though I do live a good 30 or so miles away), I've always been somewhat fascinated by the city's musical history, so naturally I approached 24 Hour Party People with interest. Biopics generally don’t appeal to me that much, but I’d have to say that this one delivers in more ways I’d want.

    Taking place from the mid 70s to the early 90s, 24 Hour Party People documents the career of Tony Wilson, as…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

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    The Thing (1982)

    NOTE: This review has been edited and revised excessively over time to fit my changing style.

    Yeah, I'll always have a soft spot for this one. The Thing stands as one of my all-time favourite sci-fi/horror films. Hell, I'd even consider it the best thing that John Carpenter ever did. This was my first ever exposure to the director's work, as well as Kurt Russell, and since…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★½

    Edgar Wright has done it again.

    I've always been a massive fan of his work since the Cornetto trilogy, so of course that Baby Driver was on my horizon for a good while. I knew I'd love it, but my expectations were surpassed immensely. Action-packed, well-cast, and brilliantly-directed from start to finish, it pretty much has everything I'd want in this kind of film. It's simply a perfect example of my love for cinema.

    Anyway, a young man nicknamed 'Baby'…