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  • Beyond Skyline

    Beyond Skyline

    ★★★

    Bears little relation to the first film with a second half which feels like it should be a completely different film. Grillo and Uwais are effective enough and the action has some good crunchiness at times. Didn’t hate it at all.

  • The Vault

    The Vault

    ★½

    The last ten minutes are some of the most haphazardly edited “here’s what was happening” shit you’ll ever see and it’s just not all that interesting but it does continue the fine tradition of “what game is James Franco playing because I want to know what it is” that he’s been having fun with over the last few years so there’s that at least.

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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.