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  • Four Brothers

    Four Brothers

    ★★

    Wahlberg is just breathtakingly awful in this, almost matched by Ejiofor. Maybe that's why everyone seemed to give up on the idea of making a coherent or appealing film.

  • The Cynic, the Rat & the Fist

    The Cynic, the Rat & the Fist

    ★★★½

    It's not the best poliziotteschi for anyone involved but I will always have a soft spot for it, and it's never less than entertaining

  • Double Face

    Double Face

    ★★★

    It's not great, the mystery being utterly uninvolving, but there's some beautiful production design and flashes of brilliance from Freda to offset that, so an extra half arbitrary star.

  • The Name of the Game Is Kill

    The Name of the Game Is Kill

    ★★★½

    The 'twist' is pretty obvious to anyone who's seen a film in the past 50 years but it's wrapped up in so much off-kilter weirdness, solid-to-great performances and commitment that it doesn't matter.

    A great little pulp thriller.

  • The Child

    The Child

    ★★½

    Some great, even beautiful moments lost in a mess of atonal 'weirdness'. Exhaustingly grating for the most part.

  • Dream No Evil

    Dream No Evil

    ★★★½

    A melancholy horror dream, like The House episode of Night Gallery spliced with proto-slasher and moments of genuine oddness. Almost sweet in its melodrama, sadness and gloom.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    On a second go, this continues to be really enjoyable huge scale action. Kicks against the tyranny of realism and embraces with abandon the absurdity at its core, finds time for character development of a sort and is agreeably 100% less dour, cruel and dull than the current Bond cycle's miserablist porn.

  • Upgrade

    Upgrade

    ★★★

    Entertaining for the most part but ho boy that ending

  • The Equalizer 2

    The Equalizer 2

    ★★★

    It's fine

  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★½

    Your acerbic friend (well, acquaintance, you didn't like them that much) has kids or gets a kitten or something and starts bending your ear with their theories about saving the planet in between the same old dick jokes.

    Not buying it.

  • The Poseidon Adventure

    The Poseidon Adventure

    ★★★★

    Just how exciting, emotionally involving big Hollywood movies should be done. Beautiful.

  • Earthquake

    Earthquake

    ★★★

    It's really not very good, being as it is a pretty shallow, greatest hits of disaster movie tropes. But still, it's enough fun to make it worth a spin.