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  • Brawl in Cell Block 99

    Brawl in Cell Block 99


    Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the people who write the dreadful dialogue for videogames were given the budget to make a film?


    Well, that's what Brawl in Cell Block 99 is here for: to answer a question no-one was asking. And for good measure, why not throw in Vince Vaughn doing the least amount of acting I think I've ever seen an actor do.

    Having said that, it's not an entirely awful film. It's…

  • The Cave

    The Cave


    Not going to lie, I was very excited by the setup in this film. It reminded me of Jeff Long's book The Descent in which a group of explorers find a cave which leads to an underground world, an enclosed ecosystem with demon-like creatures in an entire society that might be "hell".

    Unfortunately, after a promising setup, the film then goes off in an entirely pedestrian direction with endless, tired genre cliches and MY GOD the worst-filmed action sequences I've ever seen.

    What a waste.

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  • Sneakers



    I fucking LOVE this film. It's my ultimate comfort film.


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  • Whiplash



    If you were to draw a venn diagram of three of my favourite films — Rocky, Full Metal Jacket and The Social Network — right in the middle you’d find Whiplash. In the same way that Jaws isn’t really a film about a shark, this isn’t really a film about drumming. It’s a film about obsession. It’s a film about drive and being driven. It’s a film about sacrifice.

    There’s so much to like about this film. The performances from…