Scott has written 15 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2017.

  • Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time

    Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time

    ★★★

    A nice send-off for the Doctor with the worst haircut. David Bradley was great as sexist old Grampa Doctor. Nice twist (there was no villain), but the bit with Clara was bad?


    Special effects still let the show down, unlike US TV shows like Battlestar, the original series of Heroes and The Peanuts cartoon

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    ★★★

    Definitely more of a Cameron fan than Ferris. Ferris is probably going to kill someone. Caneron grows as a person and kicks fuck out a car.

  • Casper

    Casper

    ★★★

    Casper is called Casper, but his uncles are called Fatso, Stinkie and Stretchy. Why?

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★

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

    Man, what a buzz kill. The risky stuff paid off, but the jokes, the structure and the running time threw me off balance. It was almost like every minute had a great 30 seconds and a bad 30 seconds. 

    The twist with Snoke was great, the special effects not so much; the sacrifice of the Resistance ship was visually awesome, but didn’t have any lasting impact; Luke’s return and projection a shock, but the realisation that Kylo can’t tell the…

  • The Bodyguard

    The Bodyguard

    ★★★

    Pretty good fun and Houston is cracking in it!

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★

    Watched the Final Cut last night, having seen the director’s cut and original theatrical before. It’s been a few years though, and I thought I’d get a refresher before going to see Blade Runner 2049. 

    Honestly? I was pretty bored during the film. It looks gorgeous, still interesting and packed full of details, but it lacks a really good central character. Harrison Ford didn’t enjoy making the film and I think it shows. Rutger Hauer is cracking, but he’s not…

  • I Am Your Father

    I Am Your Father

    ★★★

    It's an interesting idea, to look at the man behind the mask. By limiting the scope to just Prowse though, you miss out a lot of good stories about actors like Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney Jr etc. 

    You do feel sorry for Prowse as it goes on, as he's pretty much the only main Star Wars actor who isn't included in the official events, due to a leaked plot for RotJ, which it turns out he wasn't responsible for. Shame he didn't get his due.

  • GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

    GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

    ★★★

    A perfectly fine doc with plenty of interviews. Shame some of the main folk involved in GLOW weren't interviewed, but it was fun! 

    I think it maybe misses out how important the show was for female wrestlers and the impact isn't covered as much as I would've liked. 

    Very charismatic though, and Mt. Fiji was great to listen to!

  • The Thin Blue Line

    The Thin Blue Line

    ★★★

    An interesting look at crime and memory, but it lacks the pacing to make it exciting and riveting. A forerunner to shows like Serial and Making a Murderer.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy

    ★★★

    It's pretty much three stars for Tim Roth and that sword fight at the end. Probably enjoyed this more than Braveheart because Braveheart is shite and this is just a little boring. Jessica Lange's Scottish accent was pretty good, but Neeson is unintelligible at times. 

    Maybe that was the point?

  • The Woman in Black

    The Woman in Black

    ★★★

    Kind of half watched this while dozing on the sofa. Needed more nudity, guns and probably some jokes. Maybe a sidekick? I could see Danny DeVito playing like a funny butler who helps fight the ghost or something?

  • The Magnificent Seven

    The Magnificent Seven

    ★★★

    I've got a real soft spot for Westerns and this is pretty fun. Does a bit of a "Man of Steel" when the destroy a town to save it. 

    Two stars deducted because AGAIN Ethan Hawke didn't turn into an actual hawk at any point.