James Rodrigues

James Rodrigues

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Film fanatic and aspiring critic who hasn't seen Gone With The Wind, but has caught at least 10 Pokémon movies. Go figure.

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  • Fish Story

    Fish Story

    ★★★★½

    What Yoshihiro Nakamura has crafted is an utter cinematic marvel. Spanning decades, genres are blended so marvellously, as the films details a punk song that was misunderstood in its time, and how it impacts the world up to the impending arrival of a comet. You get invested in each of the stories, hoping it'll turn out okay for the characters. When the punk band play their last song together, it leaves you emotional, as they finally get to play their…

  • Digimon Savers 3D - A Close Call for the Digital World

    Digimon Savers 3D - A Close Call for the Digital World

    For a 7 minute short, I'm not expecting the plot to be an intricate puzzle box. It's far from unreasonable to expect more than "Agumon and company mess about and stumble upon random Digimon, until one of them turns out to be doing harm." Poor CGI work does no favours to this irritating piece of work.

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  • Dredd

    Dredd

    ★★★★

    The future world is an irradiated waste land. Somewhere off an eastern coast lies Mega City One – a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban police force known simply as the "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury, and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of a dangerous drug epidemic named "Slo-Mo".…

  • Sunshine

    Sunshine

    ★★★★

    Danny Boyle delivers a brilliant central premise that feels well thought out and fully realized, with the cast giving great performances for their good characters. However, the final act feels like it's been taken from an entirely different film and some of the characters could've done with a bit more development.