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  • Death Wish 2

    Death Wish 2

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This belated Vigilante Revenge sequel stumbles into view at least 5 years too late with none of the precise pacing or tension of Wendell Mayes' screenplay for the first film. Instead, Incoming Writer, David Engelbach, offers a childish script which dials the exploitation elements up to a repugnant degree and relies on a series of extreme coincidences and endless contrivance.

    Returning Star, Charles Bronson, barely seems to turn up for the film and the same can be said for Director,…

  • Downsizing

    Downsizing

    ★★★

    Writer/Director, Alexander Payne, seemingly tries to stitch two disconnected narratives together, neither of which have enough material to support their own film, creating an unnecessarily bloated length. The first is a satire on consumerism which also attempts to comment on issues of class, immigration, poverty and the environment which would have been better suited to a short comedy sketch or a mockumentary format. The second is a rather rote Alexander Payne film about a pathetic middle class straight white male…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    It is very rare these days that I see a hugely budgeted movie that truly looks like it could of cost that much to make. In fact I’m usually left wondering how large the lead Actor’s trailer must have been because I simply can’t imagine where the money went. With the case of George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ however, every penny of it’s $150 million budget is right up there on the screen. It doesn’t look like Miller made…

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★★

    The Best Cruise-gasm in years