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  • The Babysitter

    The Babysitter

    ★★★★

    This was a lot of fun. Knows exactly what it is and is helped by a really decent child performance in the lead. McG’s best in a LONG time.

  • The Snowman

    The Snowman

    ★★

    This is such a weird misfire.

    A director known from crafting fantastically tense and human thrillers gets a fantastic cast together and makes a film which at moments ever on parody. 

    Shots of snowmen with goofy smiles burst into the screen with dramatic music, Val Kilmer appears to be playing a dubbed version of himself and a good 20 minutes of the runtime are dedicated to a massively pointless detour which takes away from the focus of the film, turning…

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  • Project X

    Project X

    ½

    A very big candidate for worst film of the year, Project X made me absolutely furious whilst watching it, and I haven't felt that wound up by a film since Grown Ups. People who know me know that's a big deal.

    The film is an utter shitpile for many reasons but the most egregious offenders which come to mind is the sheer laziness of the filmmaking. OK, you've given people loads of cameras. Great. And what do we see? High…

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    Still beyond reproach. Makes me less nervous about Prometheus as I know for sure that it can't ever approach the level of quality of this film. Subtle, pitch-perfect performances, though Ian Holm is on another level, superb ratcheting of tension and some of the best production design ever seen in sci-fi make for a true masterpiece which is certainly very close to the top of my favourite films of all time.