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  • Sleeping Dogs

    Sleeping Dogs

    ★★★

    An odd beast. Sleeping Dogs is a bleak, political, action thriller that meanders but sets a tone that the viewer becomes entrenched in for the entire three acts. Sam Neill is but a pup and there's a muddied insurrection narrative happening, in New Zealand of all places. While I appreciated the relentless chases and everyman/ wrong man aspects of the plot I was left nonplussed by the conclusion.

    Definitely one of the more bland picks on the Arrow Video Channel.

  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

    ★★

    As someone who loves the classic Universal horrors, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is a bitter pill to swallow. The humour is way too broad, the slapstick is no good, the monster makeups and masks are cheap, Bela Lugosi just looks old and sad, while Lon Chaney Jr. proves once again that he cannot act for shit.

    It's very silly but definitely not my cup of tea at all.

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  • Dr. No

    Dr. No

    ★★★★

    Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.

    So... Dr No. The…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★★

    I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
    First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.

    Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
    Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…