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  • Hostel

    Hostel

    ★★★★

    You know what Hostel II should have been? Paxton travels Europe hunting down the wealthy 'Elite Hunting' members in a euro-spy, revenge thriller, complete with car chases, infiltration and cat-suits!

    Think Danger: Diabolik with added assassination and gore.

  • The Beyond

    The Beyond

    ★★★

    The Beyond contains loads of interesting ideas but it feels a bit like an extended Tomorrow's World or Horizon episode. The documentary format didn't quite work for me but it does allow for the explanation of some complex ideas that otherwise would have been extremely awkward to film without some major exposition.

    I've a feeling that this one will be a little polarising but it's worth checking out if you like hard science-fiction and can ignore some wobbly performances and…

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  • Hard Boiled

    Hard Boiled

    ★★★★

    From the opening scene of the rain covered, neon-lit streets of the city, superimposed over Chow Yun-Fat sweating, drinking a slammer and playing clarinet in a dark jazz club, we can see that this film matches its title perfectly. This is a Hard-Boiled police story in the grand tradition of Harry Callaghan, Popeye Doyle and Frank Bullitt. Everything is black and white, the hero does what needs to be done to save the day and if the brass at City…

  • August Underground

    August Underground

    ★★★½

    I know I've been absent for a few weeks but my wife has had another Multiple Sclerosis relapse and is due to go back into hospital for another course of treatment - it's the same chemotherapy as they give leukaemia patients. Plus I've had to do a load of construction/carpentry work on my daughters bedroom and other assorted shit. Anyway, I thought I should at least try to get back into the swing of things and what better than the…