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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★★½

    I’d been recommended to this film from a lot of places, and I wasn’t let down. A great story, terrific action, superb performances. There are a few too many pieces that don’t hang well enough together to make me think this is a 10/10, but they’re not big enough to ruin it. Chris Evans is on great form here as the brooding hero, and the supporting cast get to be slightly hammy as their characters, and are relishing the chance to do so. The action was as good as you’d expect from this director, and the overall story was enthralling and interesting.

  • Bottle Rocket

    Bottle Rocket

    ★★★★

    Wes Anderson’s first film was pretty good. I liked the slow burn of it, that we knew the characters well from the beginning and were just watching them through an adventure.

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  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★½

    I think I have to respect the film-making talent on display here as much as I didn’t enjoy the watch of this film. There are some beautiful shots that hold the sequence for so long, and allow the actors to do some really interesting, and difficult, things on screen. The slowly unfolding story and relationships is well done, but the pacing was just too slow for me to really enjoy it.

  • The Host

    The Host

    ★★★★

    I’ve meant to watch this Korean action horror for a long time, and finally got it on the list. This is exactly how I want creature features to go – not showing me the government / army type responses, but real people in the situation. It was done very well and a good lark.