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Blackhat (2015)
0 minutes ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Cyber thriller that relies on its style instead of an engaging plot. A much leaner, shorter film would have worked better, but Mann still knows how to film terrifying shootouts. There just aren't that many here, sadly. The locations are pretty great too, but the hacking elements just don't work as well as the conspiracy thriller parts. There are still quite a few memorable scenes here, especially thanks to the exotic locations and the charismatic leading duo, but the result could have been so much more engaging.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
3 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Unlikable characters and amateur acting makes it hard to get into this. But once the really horrible slaughtering starts you can't help but shift uncomfortably in your seat. Especially the last twenty minutes are really creepy, albeit unintentionally funny at times. But you can imagine what an impact the film must have had in its time.

Lucy (2014)
3 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Starting out quite interestingly, carried by its leading lady and an unusual premise, the film loses some pace in the middle part and gets totally lost in the showdown. Sure, it was sci-fi from the beginning, but in the end it's just too much and forgets to entertain in the midst of all its semi-philosophical mambo jumbo. A wasted opportunity considering the talent involved, but at least the action scenes and editing tricks work.

Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd (1972)
10 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I remember a much faster, spectacular film. Revisiting it I was very underwhelmed. An okay Western for the era, rather entertaining too in the great scenery of the Alabama Hills. But that's about it.

Macbeth (2015)
15 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Beautifully filmed and well acted adaptation of the classic play. Of course you could say someone is trying to lure in the Game of Thrones audience, and maybe they wouldn't be wrong. But despite of some great camera work, gorgeous landscapes and gritty sword fights, this is still Shakespeare and does not contain fast food lines. It's not a particularly fast moving film either, but its unsettling atmosphere of a lived in medieval Scotland makes up for that. All around well done.