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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Matrix
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Gremlins

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  • Mafia

    ★★½

  • Spider-Man

    ★★★½

  • A Castle for Christmas

    ★★½

  • The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

    ★★

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  • Mafia

    Mafia

    ★★½

    Week #49 in my 2021 Cult Movie Challenge - Pam Grier Week

    Viewed on Amazon


    Aka Mafia War

    This tale of gangsters and cops begins on New Year's Eve 1975 and as such it attempts to capture the look and feel of the time.

    With the dodgy outfits, terrible haircuts/wigs, the presence of Pam Grier, and the general amateurish of the whole production the film actually feels like a tongue-in-cheek homage to the Blaxploitation genre - but I think the…

  • Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    ★★★½

    I previously watched this four years ago and had fun. This time around enjoyed it as much, if not a little more.

    It's got a very appealing mix of retro, cheese, earnestness, romance, action, drama... And I was impressed by how much it fits in without feeling crowded or rushed.

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★★

    So far the Phase 2 films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) have both been sequels; 'Iron Man 3' was more of the same but with a fun Shane Black twist; 'Thor: The Dark World' took an unexpected but slightly muddled Sci-Fi route. However, the second solo Cap film was a completely different genre from his entertaining WW2 origin and a completely different tone from the other films. Marvel tend to go for the more humorous approach but this was…

  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    ★★★★½

    aka Iron Man Three

    My first viewing of Marvel Cinematic Universe films are at midnight cinema showings after avoiding all advertising material so there's a lot to take in and follow. The first time I saw this I enjoyed it but the plot seemed a bit all over the place – especially with certain twists that occur. However, it holds up really well on a second viewing with a well paced interesting story and solid action. The themes are great…