James Harrison

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Favorite films

  • Hot Fuzz
  • The Truman Show
  • Back to the Future
  • The Silence of the Lambs

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  • Thelma & Louise

    ★★★

  • Max Payne

    ★½

  • Onibaba

    ★★★★

  • Spotlight

    ★★★½

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  • Thelma & Louise

    Thelma & Louise

    ★★★

    Wasn't fully engaged until the last third or so, as Thelma & Louise's journey felt very meandering until their fugitive transformation finally hit the gas, eventually finding freedom from the controlling personalities of men.

    Thematically, it makes sense for Detective Harvey Keitel to have a role in the story, but the character himself? Couldn't tell you a thing about him. His pursuit of the duo makes up the least interesting parts of the film, helped slightly by a great role for Chris McDonald.

  • Max Payne

    Max Payne

    ★½

    Finished the original Max Payne the other day (good game btw), so I thought I'd check out the movie mostly everyone says is bad. And, uh... yeah, it ain't the best. Far from the worst thing I've watched but just immensely bland and disposable.

    Once you strip away the campy noir stylings of the game, you end up with a flat narrative that lacks any and all flavour. Out of everything it does wrong, I'm surprised to say I didn't mind the addition of drug-induced bird monsters all that much. Why not, honestly?

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  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    Stimulating every spidey-sense with its truly dazzling visuals, Across The Spider-Verse is overwhelming from start to finish. You'd think it'd all get too messy, but the plot never overshadows the characters at this story's core.

    The amount of care and detail put into this whole thing... it boggles my brain. Might not be as consistently funny as the first, though there are some cracking gags in this one too. Also, The Spot may be seen as rushed, but I genuinely loved him as an antagonist.

  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

    Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

    ★★½

    The brakes are off and Cruise control is on, as Mission: Impossible goes on another adventure where things happen and days are saved. Honestly can't say much more than that, not out of fear of spoilers, but because there's not much to say at all?

    You know there's gonna be well directed action and fun set-pieces... what I can't forgive is the garbage writing. Everything is either an info dump or overfamiliar lines I've already heard a thousand times over. No one finishes each other's sentences like that, come on now.