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  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game

    ★★★

    I’ve taken to watching downloaded Netflix movies during my train ride to and from the office. This has gifted me the opportunity to check out those flicks I have a passing interest in but would never actually waste an evening on. So far, American Sniper and Buster Scruggs have fit the bill with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and The Big Short in the pipeline.

    Today’s winner was The Imitation Game. While the story is absolutely fascinating and BC puts in…

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★½

    I rarely enjoy an anthology, its the overwhelming sense of regret of time wasted on pointless short stories better spent on a full film. However, i did enjoy the pocket, poet, proposal and final stagecoach ponderings and concede these little ditties of caution would likely not have been considered ideal cinematic fodder if extended. If indeed one counts a Netflix original as cinema, that is.

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  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    ★★★★½

    Harder, colder and blonder Martins Campbell's Bond reboot takes the franchise along a far more modern, believable and interesting path than the Brosnan years. While I seem to remember thinking the same thing about Goldeneye, Famke Janssen's thighs may have clouded my youthful judgment.

    There is however, no doubt that Casino Royal is a beast of an action movie. Fast paced and totally gripping with a revelatory performance from the usually dull Daniel Craig who gives England a 007 it…

  • 300

    300

    ★★★★½

    I feel a little bit ridiculous watching and enjoying this movie, like I'm a little boy seeing something naughty on late night telly, hoping that my mum won't walk in and embarrass me.

    It's all so exaggerated and pompous you have to hand it to Snack Zider for pulling it off. I think anyone that doesn't enjoy the 300 on some level is either lying to themselves, lying to others or is just a little dead inside. My advice...embrace your…