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  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    ★★½

    Whilst it was hardly the crushing disappointment of Jordan Peele's hugely overrated Us, the new Pet Sematary remake was nevertheless a VERY underwhelmingly average 5½/10. The first half was a fairly pointless carbon copy of the original minus the bad acting, and the second half attempted a *shock! horror!* curveball that was neither shock! nor horror! With the wealth of output from the prolific author, I'm pretty sure there's other Stephen King works that deserve more big screen attention than this. Shame.

  • Us

    Us

    ★★

    Someone asked me tonight why I disagreed with their gushing review of Jordan Peele's new feature Us. And here is my response:

    Almost all character development was cast aside in favour of pushing an agenda of division and entitlement. Maybe I was too astute but I saw the twist coming right from the beginning, so to me it wasn't a twist. But seemingly nobody else picked up on it. So that probably ruined it early on for me as well.…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    Wow! Wow! And thrice wow!
    Thirty years of waiting for this has been well worth it. George Miller has surpassed every single expectation I ever had for Mad Max 4, with an incredible event movie in every sense of the word.
    Imagine the last 20 minutes of Mad Max 2, times 10, it's really THAT exciting.

    Honest to god, I've never felt such excitement watching a film, it literally does not let up on the insane action - which is…

  • Pontypool

    Pontypool

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A small ensemble piece set within the confines of a radio station, this is a very unexpected horror film that delivers real scares. Extremely well written and acted, it plays out kinda like the old Orson Welles War Of The Worlds radio broadcast. However the execution is unique and makes for a most rewarding 90 mins.

    Apparently this is based on a book, which I would now love to read.