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Love & Mercy
 Love & Mercy 7/10
5 months ago
Love & Mercy
The story of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson is worthy of a movie. Neither his creative genius or his mental illness were appreciated until years after the fact. His childhood, as was Michael Jackson's 15 years later , shaped the adult life he inherited. His creative genius allowed and encouraged him to be used by others. The story is very interesting. The casting very good, the acting excellent. John Cusack hasn't been this good with Elizabeth Banks also pulling in a fine performance. Paul Dano is also brilliant. The only problem I found was it does go on for far too long but if you're a fan of The Beach Boys and their music you'll enjoy this movie.
5 months ago
The Insider
 The Insider 8/10
5 months ago
The Insider
This is a movie that I was on the fence about seeing, simply because it seemed like just another movie about a whistle blower. It is so much more than that. It is about journalistic integrity, corporate greed, good vs. evil, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what the cost. It pulls no punches about how far the tobacco industry would go to hide the truth from the American public about cigarettes, but it never seems propagandised. Russell Crowe and Al Pacino give top notch performances. They have the perfect blend of chemistry and timing, and fit their characters like a glove. They completely inhabit their roles and at times it seems more like a documentary than a fictional story. From beginning to end, it has the kind of edge of your seat tension that keeps one glued to the screen. Despite being a fairly lengthy movie, it moves at a quick pace, and is absolutely riveting. The direction is superb, the camera angles are fast and furious, and it is a delight to watch.
5 months ago
March Comes in Like a Lion

5 months ago
Colossal
 Colossal  7/10
5 months, 1 week ago
Colossal
This was quite a unique movie for me because it wasn't what I expected it to be and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Anne Hathaway can be hit or miss for me, but she was excellent here. She plays Gloria, a blackout-prone alcoholic that for some reason can conjure a giant monster that destroys parts of Seoul. She is good in this movie as she presents great range with her character, easily juggling between being quirky, powerful, funny, and completely vulnerable. Don't be misled into thinking this is a kaiju movie because it isn't. It only features monsters as an allegory for domestic violence. Apart from Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis also gives a very good performance as Gloria's foil. I think this movie will split opinion in viewers but I thought it was a refreshing take on looking at an abusive relationship.
5 months, 1 week ago
Prevenge
Ruth is a seven month old pregnant woman with cravings though they aren't normal as other women. Ruth's cravings are a good deal darker. Egged on by the voice of her unborn baby girl Ruth gets a craving to kill people and it would seem with justification since all of her victims were, in some way, responsible for the death of her baby's father. This movie in case you hadn't guessed it, is a comedy and a very black one. It was written and directed by Alice Lowe. She also plays the lead character Ruth and was pregnant in real life whilst filming this movie. Naturally, this isn't a movie that will appeal to everyone, (I think pregnant mothers should stay well clear), but if you have a very sick sense of humour and like gore then give it a go.
5 months, 1 week ago
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Prevenge

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6/10

A Cure for Wellness

8/10


5 months, 1 week ago
A Cure for Wellness
Right from the first moments the movie grips you in its vice and never lets go. There's a mystery at work here, and I had a lot of fun trying to figure out what was going on as the movie fed me small hints here and there before finally revealing all of its secrets near the end. There's not a whole lot I can say about the movie's plot without giving away too much, but I can say that the plot is excellent and gripping. The story may seem slightly outlandish, but it's grounded by wonderful performances by actors Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth and Jason Isaacs. It's also a real head trip at times. At times you may question whether you're witnessing a real movie or just having a bizarre dream. But that's all part of the atmosphere and is definitely to the movie's benefit. The story is top notch. The cinematography is wonderful and helps with the tense atmosphere. The acting is spot on in every aspect. Director Gore Verbinski has tight control on reins, and the result is nothing less than a spectacular and original piece of film. Very enjoyable.
5 months, 1 week ago
5 months, 1 week ago
The Brand New Testament
A very well made Belgian satire about religion and God. This extremely imaginative movie turns the Bible inside out and puts it upside down. God is married to a dim-witted goddess, and has a young daughter who decides to expand the number of apostles from twelve to eighteen, because that is the number of players in a baseball game. During the movie, she finds six extra apostles, each of whom has some peculiarity. One is extremely beautiful but has only one arm, another one is sex obsessed since his early childhood, and one is trading in her husband for a gorilla from the zoo! The movie is filled to the brim with visual flair: when Man is created and wandering the Earth, his groin is censored. The man notices this and tries to get rid of this black bar covering his manhood, but to no avail! There's great comedy strewn about this movie, but some of the funniest bits involve God having trouble getting used to life on Earth. After spending so long creating sadistic rules, it's hilarious to see him get a taste of his own medicine. Not every story told in the movie is funny but on the whole this is a cool movie that I enjoyed.
5 months, 1 week ago
K-Shop
 K-Shop 6/10
5 months, 1 week ago
K-Shop
A young kebab shop owner goes psycho on his drunken customers when his father dies after being attacked outside the shop. It's a good low budget horror which captures the dark side of UK booze culture in a very entertaining way. The camera work captures the depravity that exists in UK nightlife in a way that is all too real for anybody who has been in a kebab shop past 11pm on a weekend. The creators have not held back on the realism of the most horrid scenes. Weak stomachs beware, there is no holding back! The characters are well thought out. Sadly, we have all met people who fit the bill, the cast does them all great justice. The realness of these horrible people is scarily accurate and really sucks you into the dark side of UK nightlife.
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Kamisama Dolls

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
I adored the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Like many, I was blown away having gone in with no expectations, and laughed and grinned through the entire thing so the stakes were high for the sequel. I shouldn't have worried though as this movie is frikking amazing. From the very first scene where the rich visuals filled my eyes to the laughs and action and thoughtful moments that made up the rest of this movie; they managed to take all that was great about the first and ramp it up. It's hard for me to find anything negative about this movie so I won't even try. This is THE best movie of 2017 I've seen so far and if you loved the first movie you're guaran-damn-teed to enjoy this one.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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9/10

Sands of Iwo Jima

6/10


5 months, 2 weeks ago
Sands of Iwo Jima
Although the story about the iconic flag raising picture on the island of Iwo Jima has been done better by the movie that Clint Eastwood made, this one isn't that bad in the end. John Wayne is the badass Sgt John Stryker who is given the task of moulding a platoon of marines before they engage the Japanese. He even got an Oscar nomination for his role in this movie. Stryker is a sad, tender, tough, gritty, determined and courageous character but also a man who admits his own faults and doesn't pretend to be a hero. The battle scenes are mixed in with real life footage of the assault on Mount Sorabachi. Some may find this movie unrealistic due to its sanitised language and relatively meager gore (remember, it was made in 1949) but its themes are timeless: duty, honour and country. Overall a great WWII movie.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
The Boss Baby
 The Boss Baby 4/10
5 months, 2 weeks ago
The Boss Baby
I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting, seeing from the trailers I knew it was going to be another cliché Dreamworks movie. Even before the Boss Baby was introduced, it was pretty obvious how it was going to play out. The kid has an overactive imagination, he imagines the baby is taking over his home life, and it resolves with the baby acting like a normal baby. And that's exactly what happens, albeit in a more complicated way, but in a nutshell. The only redeeming thing from this movie were the visuals. The humour in the movie falls flat. Nothing really stands out. A predictable movie and typical of Dreamworks' output these days.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Flip Flappers

5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Flip Flappers

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6/10

Leaves of Grass

6/10


5 months, 2 weeks ago
Leaves of Grass
This is a pretty simple stoner movie. It's about two identical twin brothers (both played by Edward Norton) who live completely different lives. One decided to study classics and teach out of Brown University. The other decided to study marijuana and build his empire in the heart of Oklahoma. When the marijuana business goes south, the cultured classics professor is forced to head the the small town swamps to help his brother. What ensues is both equally interesting and entertaining, but quite frankly doesn't deliver on the comedy that the premise is clearly built upon. Edward Norton really steals the show here portraying the twins. Despite the performance and the interesting intertwining story of brother helping brother, it's not a particularly funny movie. Some critics has said this is a hidden gem but I wouldn't agree with that at all. It's good but not that good.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
When Animals Dream
A good Danish horror about a 19-year-old girl Marie who discovers about her mother's strange disease and finds that she is slowly being transformed into a werewolf by the same hereditary disease. It's a slow burner of a movie but one that is fairly intense at the same time. The movie is shot nicely, edited well, scored appropriately, acted decently especially by the lead Sonia Suhl, and even directed with some careful finesse. The story builds to a great climax aboard a fishing boat. You'd think with a short running time of 82 mins this movie would have a fast pace about it but it doesn't. The gore doesn't really appear until the second half. Although billed as a horror, I'd say it's more of a drama. Overall I thought it was an enjoyable movie with a new slant on the werewolf genre.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
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6/10

Legend of the Witches

6/10


5 months, 2 weeks ago
Legend of the Witches
Controversial at the time of it's release, this documentary charts the story of modern day witchcraft and shows through re-enactments several rituals that the religion performs such as Black Mass and the initiation of a new member into a coven. It's a very atmospheric piece with great cinematography. I think the biggest fuss of all about this documentary was the copious amount of nudity on display but this is to expected if they're showing the viewers just what goes on in dark witchcraft ceremonies. Animal lovers might be distressed at seeing a chicken killed and it's entrails fondled by a witch. I don't think it gives an accurate portrayal of all forms of witchcraft - it's just wants to glamourise the sensationalist side of the religion. An interesting but flawed documentary.
5 months, 2 weeks ago

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