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  • Command and Control

    Command and Control

    ★★★

    I love the subject matter and the book is brilliant but this doco was pretty budget. Still recommended viewing but expect to see a lot of interview footage and not a heck of alot more (in saying that...these interviews pack an emotional punch to the guts near the end).

    How the fuck are we not all dead? Pure luck apparently.

  • Showdown

    Showdown

    ★★★

    Is there anything interesting to be learned by watching alot of films that were made in the year that you were born? Dunno, but I do feel old when I absorb the fact that this was in theatres when I popped into the world! Despite it feeling dated with uninspiring direction it's buoyed by having likable, compelling central characters. It also explores the theme of asking how far would you go for a lifelong friend (would you abandon hard wired…

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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…