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  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    ★★★★

    A different beast. Darker and more twisted in every sense to Mary Lambert’s 80s version. This new adaptation from Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer, who previously helmed one of the best horror films of recent years - Starry Eyes, takes major liberties with its source material but the new plot / character twist actually makes perfect sense and adds depth and impact. There are also hints here of ritualistic elements and even a brief mention of Wendigo spirits, but sadly this…

  • The Dirt

    The Dirt

    ★★★½

    Based on one of the most notorious and seriously candid rock biographies ever published, The Dirt retains quite a bit of the hedonism and debauchery of the book aswell as the chemical highs and fatal lows of Motley Crue’s frequently chaotic career.
    It’s a textbook tale of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll, played out to crazy extremes by the Sunset Strip hair metal band that basically lived the cliched rock star lifestyle to excess and just about survived to…

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  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★★

    Browsing through my 2013 diary here on Letterboxd it became apparent the vast majority of films I watched last year were either current or recent releases. To remedy this I decided to expand my viewing habits a bit more in 2014 by catching up with a few more vintage offerings, whether they be first-time watches or long overdue rewatches.
    So, to this end I decided to set myself a mini movie season each and every month throughout this year in…

  • The Raid 2

    The Raid 2

    ★★★★

    2011's The Raid was lean, mean, lightning-paced, and carried absolutely zero baggage, it was a supercharged combination of visual flair and insane ultraviolence. So the decision to develop the story in this eagerly-awaited sequel to a far more expansive narrative based around an undercover infiltration of the underworld, and the duplicity and dealings of gangland politics and rivalry, was always going to deliver a different, far broader kind of film. As a result The Raid 2, weighing in at a…