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  • Dillinger

    Dillinger

    ★★★★

    It's pretty much a lot of whoopin' and hollerin' while actors run around firing real bullets at shit. What would you expect from Millius?

    Regardless, it has a great cast of names, with Harry Dean Stanton, Geoffrey Lewis and Richard Dreyfuss all showing up to spit lead with reckless abandon, all led by the lovely Michelle Phillips and Warren Oates in the part he was born to play.

    Incredibly "tough-guy macho" in both narrative and dialogue, which seems a little…

  • Let the Right One In

    Let the Right One In

    ★★★★

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

    Almost all of this is fantastic. Superbly shot and enthrallingly written. Everything that doesn't involve visceral horror is brilliantly handled.

    Weirdly though, none of these glittering reviews on LB make any mention of the cat attack sequence. A farcical scene so completely misjudged and terribly executed that it honestly belongs in Airplane Who the fuck watched that in the editing suite and thought it was a good call?

    Almost everything apart from that though, is intriguing and neatly-handled, with Lina…

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  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    ★★★

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

    Though the film carries some visual splendor and artistic glamour, a misguided series of casting choices, narrative decisions and weak CGI cripple a movie that was so important that it needed to hit it clear out of the park like none other.

    When an industrial dispute shuts down trade to the planet Naboo, A wise Jedi, Qi-Gong (Liam Neeson) and his protege Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor), are dispatched by the Jedi council to investigate the situation, stalked by deadly Sith warrior…

  • Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

    Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

    ★★★★

    Excellent, inspiring and cautionary, Electric Boogaloo tells a fast, funny and fascinating story of the full-steam ahead mindset of the two men for whom the machine gun was the ultimate marketing tool.

    Electric Boogaloo is one of two documentaries telling the story of Cannon Films, the seat-of-the-pants production company run by Israeli immigrants Menahem Golan and Yoran Globus. The documentary is a whistle-stop look at the company from birth to death, punctuated with incredible and often hilarious stories of the…