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  • Johnny Handsome

    Johnny Handsome


    The 80s and 90s Neo-Noir Project

    I just wouldn't have it would be possible that Walter Hill would have taken a concept such as this and made such a boring and confused film out of it.

    That said, Hill has never been a particularly strong 'gimmick' filmmaker. He works much better with broader strokes than this. So given this story about a disfigured jailbird who is gifted a second chance thanks to radical reconstructive surgery, he struggles to know what…

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2


    I had a couple of concerns about John Wick: Chapter 2 coming into it.

    Although I really liked the original, I wouldn't say I was as massively enthusiastic about it as many people seemed to be. I could certainly see a couple of areas in which a sequel could go badly wrong as well.

    Seeing the expanded running time fed into one of those areas, and that this would bloat the good ideas seen in the original to ridiculous levels…

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  • Trainspotting



    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 “Read 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


    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…