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  • Sheshnaag

    Sheshnaag

    ★★★½

    I had a bit of a fractured viewing, but some great costumes, dancing and acting by the villain and snake people leads, though there's a curious idea that we'll fall in love with the obnoxious odious comic relief character.

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

    First night of our Slasherthon Revisited and this was definitely a revisit. All five friends present have seen it before, but everyone caught something they'd missed before (for me it was Michael's mom's put upon "what did you do this time" look). Still a masterclass in building suspense and tension and belief in the badness of its villain mostly through score, carefully selected shots and Donald Pleasance's power of ranting!

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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★★

    Very well made, fun piece of sci-fi with just enough of a message about class to make it qualify as actual sci-fi rather than just an action movie set in the future. The eclectic cast (all on the money) ads to the charm and helps smooth over some occasionally dodgy effects. Wish more "blockbuster spectaculars" had this much personality and effort behind them. Chris Evans continues to show that he really needs to be in more good roles than just playing Captain America.

  • The Getaway

    The Getaway

    ★★★★

    Just my second time watching this, this time on the big screen (though it was "digital" not a print, so not as good as it should have been). The Peckinpah action scenes are amazing in that setting, and the score by Quincy Jones is quite good, and a little out of the ordinary for both the director and genre. A great cast of character actors is backing McQueen and McGraw, but it's McGraw (and her poorly written character-I blame Walter…