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Taxi Driver, The Vikings, Scarface, Spartacus, Point Blank, Saturday Night And Sunday Morning, Aliens, A Clockwork Orange, Deliverance, The Godfather, Part II, Klute, Get Carter, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Mean Streets, Predator, Goldfinger, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Oldboy, Eraserhead, Akira, Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, Danger: Diabolik, Begotten, Manhunter, Hero, Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival), Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War, Gwoemul (The Host), The Field, Rolling Thunder, The Night of the Iguana, The Rocketeer, Baramui Fighter (Fighter in the Wind), The Killer (Dip huet seung hung), The Game, Badlands, Chinatown, Children of Men, Welcome to Dongmakgol, The Last Detail, Matchstick Men, House of Flying Daggers, L.A. Confidential, My Fair Lady, To Live and Die in L.A., Passport to Pimlico, The Titfield Thunderbolt, The Third Man, Stand by Me, Inside Man, Zulu, London to Brighton, Pi, Braveheart, Starship Troopers, Don't Look Now, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Raging Bull, Citizen Kane, This Sporting Life, The Conversation, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Killer, The Queen, Mountain Patrol: Kekexili, The Incredibles, Harry Brown, Our Man in Havana, 300, GoodFellas, Gladiator, Batman Begins, Equilibrium, Steamboy, Changeling, Dillinger, Gau ngao gau (Dog Bite Dog), The Prestige, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, Once Upon a Time in the West, The International, Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Waltz with Bashir, Truands (Crime Insiders)(Paris Lockdown), The Mission, The Fall, Spider, Iron Man, [Rec], The Bank Job, The Red Baron (Der rote Baron), Charlie Wilson's War, Cloverfield, Seven (Se7en), Suddenly, Last Summer, Reservoir Dogs, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, Raising Arizona, Face/Off, The Fugitive, Air Force One, GoldenEye, Spider-Man, Heat, I Saw the Devil, Ronin, The Conqueror Worm (Witchfinder General), Die Hard, Color Me Kubrick, Office Space, The Man Who Wasn't There, Speed, Halloween, The Ten Commandments, Scanners, Killer's Kiss, Ben-Hur, Dr. No, Valhalla Rising, Chugyeogja (The Chaser), Chi Bi: Xia - Jue zhan tian xia (Red Cliff II), Red Cliff (Chi Bi), The Way of the Gun, My Neighbor Totoro, Enter the Void (Soudain le vide), Unbreakable, The Long Good Friday, Sexy Beast, King Kong, Erin Brockovich, Shogun Assassin, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Some Like It Hot, Run Lola Run (Lola rennt), Mean Girls, Mesrine: Killer Instinct (L'instinct de mort), Assault on Precinct 13, 13 Assassins

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The Veteran

The Veteran

2 months ago via Movies on Facebook

The Heygate estate in South London is once again the preferred gritty urban battleground in this taut and violent thriller from Matthew Hope, providing gloomy textures as background to the pared-down melodramatics. Kebbell bears the 1000-yard stare with aplomb, giving little evidence of his lethal skills for most of the film's build-up. Despite its familiar theme (war vet trying to make sense of civvy life), TV eschews the usual OTT treatment for a more meditative pace (which evaporates once its titular hero lays waste to the drug scum and warmongers with extreme prejudice) via an intelligent script and believable dialogue. Brian Cox delivers another assured cameo as the villain while assorted hoodies and terrorists add to the warped ethics and moral dilemmas bombarding our returning hero. Its explosively bleak finale, while reminiscent of Scorsese's Taxi Driver, will leave you with whitened knuckles and a renewed respect for the British film industry. Compelling, hard core and well worth watching, TV is a shoot 'em up on a par with the similarly-located Harry Brown. Recommended.

Ashes of Time Redux

Ashes of Time Redux

2 months ago via Movies on Facebook

While I can immerse myself in most Chinese romances, Wong Kar Wai's movies seem, despite their rich and detailed visuals, to be slow and under-emphasised dramatically. I wasn't caught up in the tangled relationships, probably due to the similarity of the different threads but the battle scenes were truly awesome. Shot and filtered in hot colours, this redux still falls flat, with its patchy sound, choppy editing, and intrusive, saccharine soundtrack. I was never a fan of either 2046 or In the Mood for Love, mainly because both films, despite Wai's obviously painstaking attention to the visuals, are poorly-paced and, quite frankly, boring. I dropped off twice in the cinema until the combined power of Sammo Hung's choreography and Christopher Doyle's cinematography left me gasping for breath in three of the most amazing sword fighting scenes I've ever seen. A little less talk, a lot more action and this could have been a worthwhile experience for me. Top marks to the camera and fight guys.



8 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

While no-one would expect Battleship to be anything other than what it is, I fear that Battleship's recent drubbing by the critics will deter cinema-goers from viewing some pretty spectacular CGI set-pieces. Sure, Rhianna can't act and King of the 2012 turkeys, Taylor Kitsch, is an adequate if bland action lead but it is the overwhelming excellence of the digital mayhem that is the star here and if you can shut out the dumb dialogue, plot implausibilities and general gung-ho silliness of it all, there is plenty of awesome to be had. Give it a whirl, if just for the visuals.

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