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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

    ★★★

  • October Sky

    ★★★★★

  • Aladdin

    ★★★

  • First Blood

    ★★★★★

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    "Taxi Driver" is a film that can be boiled down to Nietzsche's famous quote: "If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you." Travis Bickle rather than seeking help, something largely frowned upon during the 70's, sinks further and further into isolation and self-loathing as he moonlights through the stinking midnight cesspool that is New York's grimy back roads. Where drugs and prostitution runs wild against the backdrop of dilapidated tenement blocks and cheap neon signs…

  • Tomorrow Never Dies

    Tomorrow Never Dies

    ★★★★

    "Tomorrow Never Dies" was one of my favourite Bond films growing up. It had a regular place in my VHS rotation. Over the years I soured on it but after watching it the other night it has re-captured my interest with its interesting and scarily prescient focus on geopolitics.

    A British warship is sunk by a rogue actor somewhere along the South China Sea. The ship was sent off course by Elliot Carver and his cronies. Carver is basically a…

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  • October Sky

    October Sky

    ★★★★★

    I'm so glad that I watched this film. Going into it I had no idea what it was about, but as the credits rolled I felt like I had the cinematic equivalent of a colonic. All the misery and despair that is the daily experience of living on this self-absorbed, shit hole of a planet was simply washed away by the most wholesome movie I've had the pleasure of watching. Well, it's at-least tied between this and David Lynch's "The…

  • First Blood

    First Blood

    ★★★★★

    To all those who say "Copland" is Stallone's best performance I humbly advise you to lay down the old crack pipe, climb off your pretentious high horse and stick on "First Blood." Ninety minutes later feel free to come back here and admit you've made a mistake, because "First Blood" is not only a damn fine film, it also features a Stallone performance unlike any other.

    The key to this whole film is Stallone's vulnerability. Al Pacino's Tony Montana states…

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  • Charade

    Charade

    ★★★★

    "Charade" is the most Hitchcockian Hitchcock that Hitchcock never Hitchcocked.

  • 1922

    1922

    ★★★★

    "1922" is a slow, methodical look at guilt and the consequences of moral compromise. Adapted from Stephen King’s novella "1922" is a film that will divide certain audiences. After a summer of successful, suspenseful King adaptations (IT, Gerald’s Game) this acts almost as an anti-king film. It’s a film that basks in its atmosphere, it's also a film that's solely focused on its characters rather than plot. Thomas Jane stars as Wilfred James a dedicated ranch owner who conspires with…