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|80 T10||Birdman (2014) - Dec 03, 2017|
|60 T7||Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) - Nov 30, 2017|
|45 T4||Blade (1998) - Nov 22, 2017
"Snipes is big, black and mean. Seriously, he wears a lot of black. The character is designed for him and plays on his features and physical attributes in what is a very nineties type of a cool hero. Think the equivalent of Seagal and the rest of the gang; a very specific character, but then again all the same. Snipes kicks ass here though, especially at the end. Some decent laughs, Mortal Kombat-esque music and sequences and very bad CGI which would've been amazing with practical effects."
|80 T10||Magnolia (1999) - Nov 18, 2017
"PTA can handle stellar casts - it's a universal truth. PSH, Macy, Walters, Moore, Reilly and wow Tom Cruise - and the rest of the gang for sure - phenomenal. On paper the film looks long and while it definitely has a few exhaustively prolonged sequences, it doesn't bore for a second. But that's PTA, ladies and gentleman, he's the man with the midas touch. The film felt as a very mature undertaking, but taking in consideration PTA's latter career, it also feels immature in comparison. Strange."
|70 T9||A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) - Nov 09, 2017
"It may be an example of a style-over-substance film or I may be reading too little into the overarching theme, but in any way - boy, what a style that is. Shot in black and white with a rich use of the grayscale, the film is gorgeous. It has a plethora of memorable scenes - the skateboard shots some of my favourite. Great cast, atmosphere, sets and production with a complimenting soundtrack too. Sheila Vand is just awesome. Awesome film."
|65 T8||Mustang (2015) - Nov 07, 2017
"Erguven shows the siblings' carefree childhood and the pure emotion and raw real connection that they have with each other in such a magical, gentle and loving way, that when the going gets tough we feel for the girls. Although the central message may be felt as a little forced and too emphasised with some of the characters not developing to a satisfying degree, the blissful nature of childhood and the painful interference by artificial grownup problems are captured beautifully."
|20 T1||City of Angels (1998) - Nov 05, 2017
"Nic Cage plays a homeless man who thinks he's an angel. He hangs around construction sites, wears the same scabby clothes every day, hangs around with other clearly homeless men, looks and converses like a maniac and has a healthy obsession with pears. Nick Offerman's cameo is ace too. That's the good part. The poor plot progression that went in a dozen different directions with the poorer character development ruin this. 3 minutes into the film I was crying like a baby but it went down after."
|15 T1||The Bodyguard (1992) - Nov 01, 2017
"A 2-hour long bad advert for Whitney's music. A terrible ad, but there is no such thing as bad PR, right? God rest Whitney's soul, but she plays such a bitch here. She gets more tolerable at one point, but nope - quickly turns into a bitch again. A self-indulgent moody pain in the arse who seems to try her best to get herself killed and to fall out of favour with her guardian. Having mentioned him, Kevin Costner's character decides to continuously care about her after everything. Go figure. "
|85 T10||Singin' in the Rain (1952) - Oct 30, 2017
"This is one of the rare films that I instantly fell in love with. The denouement is acted out and shot in such a satisfying way that it kept me weeping from joy at the perfect closure. The songs, the performances, the dance sequences, the colours, the sets, the crisp "laugh-out-loud" humour, the meta treatise, the costumes - sublime. Debbie Reynolds is wow, marvelous, but that's not to say the rest of the cast is any less memorable - Kelly, O'Connor, Hagen are all wonderful in their own ways."
|25 T1||Romeo Must Die (2000) - Oct 30, 2017
"I can't help but imagine Jet Li and Aaliyah in the disco as a scene that was painfully hard to film and observe for every party involved in every aspect - maybe barring Jet Li, that is; he seems to have enjoyed being a part of it with his baseball hat and smug "I can't believe I'm doing this" smile on his face, chewing bubble gum and kicking ass. Well, apart from the last part. A very stale film."