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  • Proud Mary

    Proud Mary

    ★★★

    Great opening credits and a final shootout to Tina Turner's version of Proud Mary but sadly the rest of the film is pretty lacklustre. Taraji P. Henson deserved better.

  • The Lost Boys

    The Lost Boys

    ★★½

    Been meaning to re-watch this for years just to try and figure out why people love it so much. It was the February Mystery Movie at the local independent cinema so having now re-watched it on a big screen I'm still trying to see why people love it...

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  • Gran Torino

    Gran Torino

    ★★★★★

    That this film received zero Oscar nominations kind of makes a mockery of the awards. Eastwood gives one of his finest performances in a film that will make you laugh and cry. Film making of the highest calibre from a man who often receives praise for his direction but gets far to little credit as an actor.

  • American Mary

    American Mary

    ★★★★½

    FRIGHTFEST DAY 5 FILM 1

    I have to say that after seeing Dead Hooker in a Trunk I’d written off the Soska sisters as talentless wannabes attempting to jump on the Grindhouse bandwagon. A sentiment that ill prepared me for their follow-up.

    With American Mary they’ve created a film that’s disturbing, touching, sporadically violent and incredibly imaginative. It’s a movie that truly feels unique while so many of the films at this year’s FrightFest were awash with references to the…