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  • Inception
  • American Psycho
  • Heat
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

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  • The Matrix Reloaded

    ★★★

  • The Matrix

    ★★★★

  • Cry Macho

    ★★

  • Forrest Gump

    ★★★★

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  • Val

    Val

    ★★★★★

    'I have behaved poorly, I have behaved bravely, I have behaved bizarrely to some. I deny none of this and have no regrets because I have lost and found parts of myself that I never knew existed.'

    Val is a beautiful documentary; a truly life-affirming and touching look back at the life and career of the extremely talented and previously occasionally enigmatic actor, Val Kilmer.
    The piece is so personal, intimate and poignant because of how moving Kilmer's story really…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

    'All of the training, all of the sacrifice, no one can hide forever. It's time to show the world who I really am'

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a triumph!

    I was pumped out of my mind when it was announced Marvel was finally delivering its first film with an Asian lead. And when the relatively unknown but intensely energetic Simu Liu showed his face at Comic-Con 2019, well needless to say I was betting my…

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  • The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Reloaded

    ★★★

    'I love French wine, like I love the French language. I have sampled every language, French is my favorite. Fantastic language. Especially to curse with. Nom de dieu de putain de bordel de merde de saloperie de connard d'enculé de ta mère. It's like wiping your arse with silk. I love it.'

    What? Why does this film froth SO MUCH balderdash!

    After thoroughly enjoying the incredible slice of sci-fi-action that was the original Matrix twice now, I thought it was…

  • Cry Macho

    Cry Macho

    ★★

    'This macho thing is overrated. Just people trying to show that they've got grit. That's about all they end up with. It's like anything else in life: you think you got all the answers, then you realise, as you get older, you don't have any of them.'

    Is this supposed to be Clint Eastwood talking about himself?

    Cry Macho is a beautifully shot, well-directed, occasionally heartwarming but ultimately botched modern-western from the legendary Clint Eastwood.
    It was so unbelievably slow-paced…

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★

    ‘TDK stands for The Detachable Kid? What the f*ck?’ 

    So, after David Ayer got played like a fiddle by Warner Brothers in 2016 and an abhorrent rendition of our beloved group of badly-behaved antiheroes debuted on the silver screen, the studio needed to have a long, hard think about how best to move forward, if you catch my drift.

    As it happened, there was also some tomfoolery of sorts going on across the street at the House of Mouse. James…

  • Kate

    Kate

    ★★

    KATE is Netflix's latest serving of action-heavy, exorbitantly-budgeted, neon-lathered shenanigans and while it certainly delivered more than enough thrills and spills to suffice my worn, long-suffering eyes, it sorely lacked much palpable, tangible substance to make sense of, if you catch my drift.

    The titular character is a contract killer, played excellently by the great Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Given her acting chops that she had flexed in prior flicks I wasn't surprised to see that Kate herself was a solid,…