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  • Over the Hedge

    Over the Hedge

    ★★★½

    This must be the first time I've seen a DreamWorks film in years. While they're generally a studio that has been hit-and-miss over the years, I'll say there's more than a few films of theirs I've taken a liking to. Over the Hedge was one that I considered one of their better ones, because what's more appealing than seeing cute woodland creatures wreck havoc on human society?

    RJ is an opportunistic raccoon who finds himself in the shit when he…

  • Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa

    ★★★★½

    Wow, what an underlooked gem this was. Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa is a engaging piece of neo-noir that despite Bob Hoskins’ Oscar nomination for Best Actor, seems to be somewhat overshadowed by similar films from the time. While it certainly may not be the best film of it's type, I'd still say it's one that's worthy of being rediscovered in some way.

    Geroge is an old-time London gangster who has just gotten out of prison having served his sentence. Refused…

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  • The Long Good Friday

    The Long Good Friday

    ★★★★

    I felt in the mood for a Bob Hoskins double bill (preceding Mona Lisa) so I thought I'd give this one another go. The Long Good Friday is known as a British gangster classic, and I'd say it deserves that title pretty damn well. I've seen this one before but I never got around to talking about it, funnily enough. Thankfully, it holds up just as well the second time, if not more so.

    Harold Shand is a well-connected London…

  • Slugs

    Slugs

    ★★★

    Watched this at a friend's house on his Arrow Video copy, it was one he'd recommended to me for some time actually. Ann odd recommendation I'd say, but I'll take what I can get.

    The title is self-explainatory more or less. It's a film about killer slugs, what is there really more to say? A small New York town becomes a site of slimy error when dumped toxic waste causes an outbreak of mutant killer slugs (with teeth!) to terrorise…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

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    The Thing (1982)

    NOTE: This review has been edited and revised excessively over time to fit my changing style.

    Yeah, I'll always have a soft spot for this one. The Thing stands as one of my all-time favourite sci-fi/horror films. Hell, I'd even consider it the best thing that John Carpenter ever did. This was my first ever exposure to the director's work, as well as Kurt Russell, and since…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★½

    NOTE: As of October 31st, one major actor name has been removed from this review for obvious reasons.

    Edgar Wright has done it again.

    I've always been a massive fan of his work since the Cornetto trilogy, so of course that Baby Driver was on my horizon for a good while. I knew I'd love it, but my expectations were surpassed immensely. Action-packed, well-cast, and brilliantly-directed from start to finish, it pretty much has everything I'd want in this kind…