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  • Salt

    Salt

    Oh, what to do with a film like Salt.

    Absolutely terrific action scenes, especially the elongated chase scene after Angelina Jolie's escape and the church scene. A really engaging and intriguing lead performance from Jolie with predictably outstanding support from Chiwetel Ejiofor and the great Liev Schreiber. And splendid little moments such as Jolie tasering a cop to make him accelerate an out-of-control car.

    This is all very good. But then there's the plot. And well, it's a doozy, isn't…

  • Fort Apache

    Fort Apache

    This seems to be widely regarded as one of John Ford's best westerns but I'm not sure about that myself.

    Admittedly I haven't seen nearly as many of his films as I perhaps should have done but this is a fair notch down from The Searchers or The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance or Rio Bravo to name but three. It's quite long-winded in its opening act, taking more time to establish characters than it probably needed to. It also…

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  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    ★★★★½

    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…

  • Life

    Life

    ★★★

    It's fine.

    The plot is fine.

    The special effects are fine.

    The music is fine.

    The direction is fine.

    The cinematography is fine.

    The pacing is fine.

    The acting is fine.

    The alien is fine.

    The deaths are fine.

    The beginning is fine.

    The middle is fine.

    The ending is fine.

    It's just, very, fine.

    Fine?

    Fine.