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  • The 15:17 to Paris

    The 15:17 to Paris

    ½

    Clearly Clint Eastwood had a stroke while making this - there's no other explanation why somebody who has made some of my favourite movies shit out this painful to watch, offensive, ugly, dull, cringe-fest.

    By the time this 7 hour film was over (well, that's how long it felt) even I was ready to shoot a train full of people!

    Disclaimer: This movie being terrible in no way makes me lose my respect for what those hero's did on the train. They just can't act!

  • Only the Brave

    Only the Brave

    ★★★★½

    I was expecting a lot of melted cheese moments and some blow-me-off-the-couch fire fighting spectacle. I kinda got the opposite; don't get me wrong - the forest fire moments were intense and realistic but they, surprisingly, were not the moments that made this a hit for me. Full credit to the script for not inserting 'forced' dangerous set pieces here just to ensure it felt like there was enough action - Only The Brave gives it's audience enough respect to…

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  • Midnight Run

    Midnight Run

    ★★★★★

    This movie is my happy place. It gets better on every re-watch And that Danny Elfman score...damn, it;s powerful nostalgia!

    Damn you Martin Brest wherever you are - you showed the world how great action comedy buddy films should be made...and then you stopped making them! Somebody find this guy and give him a camera.

  • Spectre

    Spectre

    ★★★

    My enjoyment of Spectre steadily tracked downwards from the spectacular opening scene (with an impressive long single take through a crowd scene), then off on a trip around the world for multiple dull conversations, a couple of mediocre action sequences, and then finally, the worst ending to a Bond film I've ever seen.

    Nothing worked well - the humour fell flat, the old school Bond bag of tricks like gadgets and silly over-the-top action set pieces (attacking cars by flying…