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  • Patton Oswalt: Annihilation

    Patton Oswalt: Annihilation

    ★★★½

    What a difficult thing to do after such a horrifying, tragic event - stand there alone, make others laugh, bare your soul and not try to wring pity out of it.

    Patton Oswalt is one tough motherfucker.

  • Busting

    Busting

    ★★★½

    "Busting" was nearly a white whale for me. I finally got to see it last night after over 20 years of looking for it.

    My uncle asked me to record this film from BBC2 for him one night for him in the 1990s when his cable box wasn't working. He told me how great it was, he had a good eye for movies.

    I recorded it, forgot to watch it. When I called to his house the next day he…

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  • The Streetfighter

    The Streetfighter

    ★★★★

    He is one mean bastard from Okinawa and I don't mean in a not sharing his chips on the way home kinda way.

    Sonny Chiba has never been better than as Terry Tsurugi. A guy, to quote Clarence from "True Romance", "Well, he ain't so much a good guy as he is just a bad mother fucker. I mean, he gets paid by people to fuck guys up." And by Christ does he fuck people up.

    It's not as fluid…

  • Argo

    Argo

    ★★★★½

    It's funny how things work out.

    Ben Affleck was once considered the weaker half of his partnership with Matt Damon. To be fair a lot of Affleck's acting output would do nothing to suggest otherwise but there have been moments along the way where he has outshone his counterpart. His portrayal of George Reeves in "Hollywoodland" comes to mind.

    When it comes to directorial work the man who played Holden McNeil shows us where he should have focused his attention…