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  • Hard to Kill

    Hard to Kill

    ★★★★

    Steven Seagal plays Mason Storm, a man seeking revenge..

    ...we know the story. Hard to Kill is classic, formulaic Seagal. Probably his career best. He follows the rules...

    ...ponytail.

    ...he delivers a shit script with whispered perfection.

    ...a marvellous montage.

    ...he kicks ass without taking his jacket off.

    ...he gets revenge.

    ...and it fucking rules.

    I watched this, not only out of enjoyment, but for my Challenge:DEATH by Steven Seagal list.

  • The Theory of Everything

    The Theory of Everything

    ★★★★★

    The Theory of Everything is bloody brilliant.

    In a bloody Brittish sort of way.

    There is no question that Eddie Redmayne's performance is the highlight, but it's Felicity Jones understated support that provides the film's real colour. Redmayne handles all the stages of Hawking's disease with great tact, always committed to portraying the man, and not the disease. His quiet exuberance is understated in its tour de force statement, and it's a performance that is constantly admirable and engaging. It…

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  • Stoker

    Stoker

    ★★★★★

    At 98 minutes, this is my dream length of movie. I have said it all my life.

    After leaving this screening, and using the facilities, I could quite easily have jumped straight back in to watch the whole movie again. That doesn't happen to me often.

    Stoker is phenomenal.

    It's as dreamy as it is taught. As beautiful as it is horrific. It's The Tree of Life with A screenplay. An outstanding screenplay at that. It has been said that…

  • The Passion of the Christ

    The Passion of the Christ

    ★★★★

    Not as good as the book...