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  • Blade of the Immortal

    Blade of the Immortal

    ★★★★

    A lot of fun. Goes down some narrative cup-de-sacs doing little to justify its near 2 and a half hour runtime but lots of solid fights and two compelling leads smooth the bumps.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    Domnhall Gleason is shit

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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.