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  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★½

    I really wanted to like this as I'd heard so many good things from other reviews... and to be honest I ended up feeling a little disappointed when it finished. Whether the alcohol being consumed had anything to do with that, I can't say - but for me the film peaked quite early with the first foray to Mexico. At this point, there was a real feel of tension, fear, and paranoia, and I was looking forward to seeing how…

  • Solace

    Solace

    ★★½

    Watchable, but very run of the mill thriller with Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell. All the threads of the mystery get tied up a little too easily, and lacks any kind of real tension. Has the feel of a TV episode rather than a movie.

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  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★

    Looks like I've had a bit of a lull in my reviewing! Time to get back to business. Last nights film was Zodiac, directed by the highly rated David Fincher. Well highly rated by some anyway, I'm not sure I'd put any of his films into my all time favourites list, and found one of his most highly rated films 'Fight Club' decent but overhyped. Anyway, I'm waffling - here's the basic plot.

    Zodiac tells the true story behind the…

  • A Bittersweet Life

    A Bittersweet Life

    ★★★★½

    Directed by Kim Ji-woon and starring Lee Byung-hun, A Bittersweet Life is yet another stylish Korean revenge thriller - a genre that they seem to excel in! As an admirer of both their work, I was very much interested in watching this.

    The story follows Kim Sun-woo (Ji-woon), who is an enforcer for crime boss Kang, and also manages a hotel that Kang owns. Kang gives Sun-woo a special mission - he suspects that his young lover is seeing someone…