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  • London Has Fallen

    London Has Fallen

    ★★★★

    Ridiculous, wildly improbable 'God Bless America' propaganda BS, packed with typical xenophobic stereotypes and action movie cliches. Needless to say, I f***ing loved it! I really don't get the hate for movies like this. It's not art, and it's not meant to be taken as serious comment on the socio-political state of the world. It's a MOVIE where a load of shit gets blown up, and a middle-aged guy almost single-handedly takes out 100+ terrorists whilst cracking lame one-liners. In…

  • The China Syndrome

    The China Syndrome

    ★★★★

    Jack Lemmon: what an amazing actor. Always utterly believable and realistic in every role, and his performance here is another example of that. I can't think of any modern actors who compare. Related note: I still can't believe Lemmon's Oscar snub for Glengarry Glen Ross. What a travesty.

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  • Kill List

    Kill List

    ★★★★

    Fantastic. One of the best British films in years, and just gets better every time I watch it. For some reason, it's criminally underrated, but given the subject matter, it's no surprise that 'Kill List' didn't get a wide cinema release.

    On the surface, the story seems simple: two (ex-military) hitmen take on a new assignment for a bunch of shady businessmen, but there's so much more to it than that. It starts off as one thing, but morphs genres…

  • Upstream Color

    Upstream Color

    ★★★★

    This is the third time I've seen Upstream Colour, and like 'Primer' before it, the movie improves exponentially with every viewing. This is true visual storytelling, the likes of which we rarely see in US cinema, though to be honest, despite paying close attention, I still don't understand every aspect of the story (!)

    Not that it matters. I love movies that demand audience investment/active engagement, and when combined with an enticing symbiosis of gorgeous imagery and music, a hypnotic,…