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  • The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious

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    Where could the series go after Furious 7?

    There were problems and tragedies to tackle. How would the issue of Paul Walker be addressed? How would this, in turn, affect Jordana Brewster's position in the series? How would Jason Statham be reintroduced? And how on earth do you follow up a film featuring parachuted cars and the spectacle of the skyscraper flying cars scene?

    I think it would have been a wise idea to have not brought in a new…

  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

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    You can file this one under β€˜About Bloody Time’.

    American Beauty is one of those films which, if you haven’t already seen it, you probably know the ending of anyway regardless of how hard you might have tried to avoid spoilers for. I’ve talked recently about this sort of subject on my review of A Few Good Men. A film where a particular scene or event becomes so widely known that when you do eventually watch it, you are left…

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  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

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    Choose Letterboxd. Choose films. Choose downloading the app. Choose paying money for a membership just so you don’t have to see some fucker adding 500 films to their watchlist. Choose following a few thousand people and then never reading a fucking word they say. Choose writing β€œRead the full review on my website!” knowing full well no cunt is ever going to follow that link. Choose asking Sally Jane Black to watch Rogue Nation and then seeing her do a…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

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    What makes a 5 star film?

    There are lots of different criteria floating around for what makes one. By their own admission, some people are a lot freer with dishing out such a grading whilst others insist a film practically has to become their all time favourite to receive full marks.

    It is, of course, completely dependent on the individual. I've often wondered if I am quite strict or quite liberal with the amount of times I've handed out full…