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  • Transformers: The Last Knight

    Transformers: The Last Knight

    ★★½

    One of the most preposterous Hollywood blockbusters I have ever seen. How Michael Bay continues to get away with this nonsense, I will never know.

    The latest instalment in the 'Transformers' franchise is completely all over the place. Frantically paced, bombastic and excessively coated in CGI this is Michael Bay channelling his inner 'Bayhem' in ways that we have never seen and admittedly, I loved it!

    I wholeheartedly agree with anyone that thinks this is a terrible film but what…

  • Basic Instinct

    Basic Instinct

    ★★★★½

    A brilliant thriller that seamlessly blends sexual intrigue with psychological drama.

    At the time of it's release this was certainly Paul Verhoeven's most mature work. The film essentially plays like a highly polished giallo whilst sharing the same idealism as one of his earlier works, 1983's, 'The Fourth Man'.

    Michael Douglas delivers one of his best performances as does co-star, Sharon Stone. The two share a sensual chemistry that is complimented by Joe Eszterhas' terrific screenplay featuring rousing dialogue and…

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  • Phone Booth

    Phone Booth

    ★★★★

    A highly underrated, original thriller from Joel Schumacher featuring a terrific lead performance by the underrated Colin Farrell.

    Clocking in at 81 minutes, Phone Booth never outstays it's welcome. By placing all the film's emphasis in one spot it's miraculous how they managed to pull it off. 

    Expertly paced, intense and most importantly vigorous this film perfectly demonstrates that you don't need a big budget to produce something worthwhile all you require is a tight screenplay and competent actors.

    My sympathies to the Pizza Guy.

  • Clueless

    Clueless

    ★★★★

    "What’s with you, kid? You think the death of Sammy Davis left an opening in the Rat Pack"?

    Witty, nimble and relatable. A film that perfectly encapsulates the 90's and is only heightened by it's terrific soundtrack. Alicia Silverstone and many others give the best performances of their career thanks to a smart screenplay courtesy of director, Amy Heckerling.

    I really didn't expect to like this film as much as I did but now I can fully understand why it's adored by so many.

    Who knew that you could make spoilt valley girls so damn likeable? (Yes, I know that their actually from Beverly Hills).