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  • Léon: The Professional

    Léon: The Professional

    ★★½

    Watched the International Cut, and now perhaps wish I hadn't.

    This is close to being a really good film, and some of the action sequences are excellent. But... it's just creepy af, and deeply uncomfortable at parts in how it sexualises a clearly very young Natalie Portman and her character.

    It sounds like perhaps the American cut removed some of the more uncomfortable scenes and may well have been a much stronger film for it.

  • 8MM

    8MM

    ★★★

    I'm all about the suggestion this is spiritually Joel Schumacher's third Batman film. Seeing Nicolas Cage as Batman chasing some goons in a much darker, grittier setting really set this in a whole other light for me.

    Clearly this film was the inspiration for the direction Christopher Nolan would later take the franchise, and it's really just a shame he didn't bring Joaquin Phoenix back as underworld sex deviant Robin.

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  • Filth

    Filth

    ★★

    Having seen Filth (and having not read the book), I could probably spend a while thinking about and analysing it - but, due to the fact I really didn't care about any of the characters or (loose) plot for much of the time I was actually watching it - I really don't have much motivation to.

    Fact is, I really can't say it's a terrible film at all. There's actually a lot I liked about it - such as the…

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    This was good fun. Not sure why Daniel Craig decided to play the role as Kevin Spacey doing Frank Underwood doing a detective guy, that was a little off-putting at first, but hey it worked out for him. The guy can also really play the piano.