Ian Curran

Ian Curran

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Ex video store alum. RIP Xtravision

Put some respect on the 3 ⭐️ movie!

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  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★★

    Your worst ex-boyfriend’s favourite movie.

  • Stand by Me

    Stand by Me

    ★★★★★

    “Kids lose everything unless there's someone there to look out for them”.

    The beauty of coming-of-age dramas is they often mirror specific times and feelings in our own past that are so deeply etched in our memories they feel almost cellular. We don’t know how to exist without them.

    Being 12 years old is truly a special time in our lives. It feels unique in the moment because you are trapped in your own body, but in reality it’s a…

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  • Sneakers

    Sneakers

    ★★★★

    ”No more secrets.”

    A band of master burglars must use all their skills to help clear their colleagues name.

    Absolutely stacked cast and great dialogue. This movie starts out very smooth and assured. The tone of the story and the accompanying score made the early parts of this movie feel like I was in the hands of a true craftsman.

    Unfortunately as the story and plot progress it becomes harder to follow and the craftsmanship begins to feel not so…

  • Twister

    Twister

    ★★★★

    ”It’s already here.”

    While the 1970’s are considered the golden age of disaster movies, the 1990’s aren’t far behind—the silver age perhaps?

    By the mid to late 90’s production of these blockbuster films had begun to embrace CGI over the use of model replicas frequently seen in 70’s disaster films.

    Twister is an example of how CGI can improve the present experience of a movie while also dating future rewatches. The CGI is a little hokey now, but that’s counterbalanced…

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  • Collateral

    Collateral

    ★★★★★

    It’s easy to over intellectualise movies, but I've always felt this movie was deeper than people gave it credit for. Im not talking IKIRU levels deep, but it touches on many existential themes in the way Fight Club does, and often more deftly.

    The pride Jamie Foxx’s character puts into his work despite its monotony is a great example of the Frankel/Camus ideal of finding meaning in all situations. But the meaning Foxx’s character derives from his actual life is…

  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★

    I know the love for this film is strong in comic book circles, but it’s never clicked with me.

    Don't get me wrong, Maguire is a great Peter Parker and the movie has some great set peieces and elements of horror to it, but it doesn’t have enough intrigue to hold my attention. It’s a little boring 🙈🙉🙊