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  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Superman
  • Videodrome
  • Primer

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  • Kick-Ass 2

    ★★

  • American Hustle

    ★★★★

  • Cosmopolis

    ★★★

  • Jawbreaker

    ★★★

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  • Kick-Ass 2

    Kick-Ass 2

    Watching Kick-Ass 2 was a little bit like seeing Robocop 2 for the first time. Everything that should be in there IS in there, but equally there is something just a little bit off about it all. It's more violent than it's predecessor and more ambitious but it's without heart or style. It's setup as a very silly movie that ends up being just that, a very silly movie. It's simply the sum of it's parts and lacks the humour,…

  • American Hustle

    American Hustle

    ★★★★

    The 'reality' that this film is based on (The Abscam sting) seems far enough removed from the film's 138 minutes to render it obsolete in any argument made in getting you to watch this film.

    Watch this film on it's own merits, it's brilliant.

    Superb performances, including a brilliantly shrouded cameo you'll suddenly realise as obvious only moments before it happens, exquisite design, evocative photography and a great soundtrack. A soundtrack not exactly filled with forgotten classics - but rather…

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  • Cosmopolis

    Cosmopolis

    ★★★

    There will be a lot of films over the next 365 days from some of my most favourite filmmakers, that for whatever reason I haven't seen before. Often Bad word of mouth or being disappointed with the filmmaker's previous film will give me reason to avoid them. Sometimes circumstance just gets in the way. Cosmopolis is a film in which the former stopped me.

    I must have seen the trailers for the film 20 times but the middle of the…

  • Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians

    Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians

    ★★★

    [Documentary] On a purely critical note it was a little let down by uneven pacing and a slow finish. However there's some wonderful insight into both the business of beating blackjack and the notion of trust between friends.