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Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3
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2.5

Watching (and reviewing) action movies is kind of a pointless task for me. Sure, The Raid was my No.3 movie of 2012, but that was an anomaly, given the fact that I’ve not enjoyed another action film in years. I found The Avengers massively underwhelming [...]

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The Place Beyond The Pines

The Place Beyond The Pines
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4

The Place Beyond the Pines is a weird film, and I think that needs to be said before I start. Adverts have sold it to look like the bastard lovechild of Drive and Silver Linings Playbook, in a drive to get punters in for their [...]

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Spring Breakers

Spring Breakers
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For all the hipster raving about its ‘credibility’, there’s been quite a lot of, well-judged but sniffy, cynicism reserved for Spring Breakers. The conceit of having former Disney stars doing TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS things is not exactly original, and the trailers could hardly have looked more [...]

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Indie Cinematographer: Between Beasts

Indie Cinematographer: Between Beasts

It’s pretty rare that I see a short film that impresses me enough to blog about it, but here’s one: Between Beasts, a short animated film by 19-year-old Swedish filmmaker Jesper Eriksson. First off, I’d recommend you watch it. So, there you go. It’s 7 minutes [...]

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Trance

Trance
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4

Danny Boyle is a phenomenal filmmaker, whatever you think of his films. That sounds like a nonsense statement, but you can’t deny the ambition, scale and execution of films like Trainspotting, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire, even if you don’t feel that the end product fully works. [...]

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Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3
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3.5

by Brett Stewart Gears of War 3 is a bit of an older title now, but nevertheless it’s never too late to head back and do a good retrospective review of the franchise’s pinnacle game. Let’s get into it: Gears 3 is beautiful by any [...]