Category: Film

Is Star Wars terrible?

Provocative isn’t it. A month ago I would have clicked on this blog post with venom in my mind and one singular thought: this dickhead is wrong. I’d have insisted that not understanding Star Wars is like not understanding the concept of love, or hating cheesecake, essentially the domain of cold-hearted psychopaths. But last week […]

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Review: Avengers Age Of Ultron

Oh Joss what have you done. It all started so well this super hero lark, there were films where things happened other than piles upon piles of CGI’d fight scenes, where characters would develop, grow up, learn, adapt and blossom. Do you remember the days, the rose-tinted days of old, when men were men, when […]

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Review: True Detective

Everyone has one, a present DVD they’ve been given, Christmas or perhaps a birthday, accompanied by the words “I saw this and I think you’ll love it”. You’ll look at it and think, “maybe, at some point”, when the diary is clear, when Netflix has been completed, when I’ve reached my goals, I’m somewhere and someone […]

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Film Review: Birdman

Jean Claude Van Damme doesn’t feature in Birdman, but after watching this superb piece of contemporary film making I found myself pondering the old karate veteran. My knowledge of Van Damme’s films was, I’ll admit, limited. There was Last Action Hero, TimeCop and, the most influential film for me (thanks mostly to Kylie’s appearance) as a pubescent boy […]

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Film Review: JCVD

Some actors are born great, some acquire greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them. However for some the road is less easily trodden, they glimpse greatness, come crashing down, appear in Streetfighter the movie (alongside Kylie) before being seemingly cast away on the scrapheap of actors who we laugh at for their previous errors. […]

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