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  • Copycat

    Copycat

    ★★★½

    Sigourney Weaver is an agoraphobic clinical psychologist and author.

    Harry Connick Jr. is the sadistic killer who made her that way.

    Holly Hunter and Delmot Mulroney are the cops who enlist the aid of shut-in psychologist Weaver in tracking a new 'perp'.

    There's a new serial killer in San Francisco; one who copies the M.O's of Albert DeSalvo; The Hillside Strangler; David Berkowitz; Jeffrey Dahmer; and Ted Bundy.

    Will Weaver, Hunter and Mulroney catch the bad guy in time!?

    It's a little bit revenge story, and a little bit psycho- thriller.

    It's fairly entertaining and worth a watch.

  • The Killing Machine

    The Killing Machine

    ★★★★

    Sonny Chiba plays 'Doshin So' - the founder of the 'Shorinji Kenpo' system of martial arts - in this very loosely played biography.

    So returns home to Osaka after Japan's surrender to end WWII; during which he was stationed as an undercover spy in China. So notes the demoralising effects of the wars aftermath upon the Japanese population; the sense of shame; and opens a dojo to help rebuild the morale of a small fishing village.

    The Yakuza; rival dojo's;…

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  • Far from Men

    Far from Men

    ★★★★½

    This visual masterpiece, set upon the top of North Africa's Atlas Mountains, is one of the best films I have ever seen.

    The story, based on Albert Camus short 'The Guest', is superbly written for screen by David Oelhoffen, who also directs. The acting, in particular by familiar face Viggo Mortensen, is immense. Stunning cinematography from Guillaume Deffontaines captures the vastness and majesty of the Atlas Ridge, and Oelhoffen's direction is that of a man who knows what his cast…

  • High Fidelity

    High Fidelity

    ★★★★

    With the luxury of an amazing text to work off - in Nick Hornby's novel of the same name - this film nails the tone and morals of the original story while tweaking minor elements to aid in the jump to screen, best exemplified by a change of setting from London to Chicago (and the ensuing shift of the cultural lens). In doing this, director Stephen Frears manages to offer a credible, screen-worthy repackaging of Hornby's great novel.

    The story…