Pete Burgess

Pete Burgess

TV production coordinator, wannabe writer, book & film geek, conflicted optimist, terrible dancer.

Favorite films

  • Blade Runner
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

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  • Cosmopolis

    ★★★½

  • Prometheus

    ★½

  • Haywire

    ★★½

  • The Proposal

    ½

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  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★½

    A team of scientists travel to space to investigate a network of vast plot-holes.

    Garbage. But very pretty garbage. The characters are terrible, parts of the story break-off, go nowhere or make so little sense that they would make even Christopher Nolan blush. I don't even understand why Michael Fassbender is getting so much praise for this film - he plays the most clichéd robot I've seen in years.

  • Haywire

    Haywire

    ★★½

    Gina Carano is excellent, as are the fight and chase scenes, but everything else falls flat. Definitely a case of style over substance.

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  • Rushmore

    Rushmore

    Am I the only one who finds Wes Anderson's 'quirkiness' horribly nauseating?

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Daniel Craig (playing himself) occasionally wears glasses and teams up with 2010's gothic poster child for public misconceptions of autism to investigate a crime that, when you look at it, should have been solved decades ago.
    What could have been an engaging investigation is whittled down to a badly paced succession of lucky breaks that turns both the leads into fucking idiots.
    The bad guy kindly telegraphs in early to let us know who they are, which is nice. Then…