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  • The Foreigner

    The Foreigner

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    So let me get this straight: Quan is stood directly ALONGSIDE a car that explodes, but survives... and yet his daughter, who is in a shop across the street, dies? Don't get me wrong, I'm not questioning the daughter's death - shrapnel can do strange things... but you would think that Quan would also end up a victim? I'm aware that miracles can happen in real life, but they mustn't be relied upon, in movies... The script needed to provide…

  • Set It Up

    Set It Up

    ★★★

    "Horrible Bosses" - but this time, with a sunnier disposition.

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  • Brain on Fire

    Brain on Fire

    ★★

    So, we're making movies exclusively to save lives, now?!

    I thought that's what Public Service Announcements were for? This is a 90 minute long version of one of those, reasonably illuminated by a pleasant and abundantly overqualified cast, but containing no cinematic merit whatsoever, beyond potentially helping people.

    Next time, just send me a flyer that I can digest in under a minute... Job done!

  • Gerald's Game

    Gerald's Game

    ★★★

    Conquering your demons...

    I never liked the inclusion of 'The Moonlight Man' in the original novel, either! They did a great job of being faithful to a work that was for a long time considered to be 'unfilmable' - even if I don't appreciate every plot detail that makes up the story.

    It appears that a feature film version of "The Stand" has been put on the back burner now ... possibly due to the underwhelming reception "The Dark Tower" got? Bummer. *sigh*