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  • Blade Runner
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Thing
  • Jaws

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  • Oil City Confidential

    ★★★½

  • Nix

    ★★

  • The Last Run

    ★★★

  • Something in the Dirt

    ★★½

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  • Barbarian

    Barbarian

    ★★★½

    Feels like three different films merged into one, and is structured as such as it veers off on wildly unexpected tangents. For me, the opening third is the strongest, full of dread, suspense and mystery, and as often happens the build-up is far more effective than the actual reveal. Possibly not the horror film of the year many are claiming, but there's plenty to admire here, even if much of it doesn't make an awful lot of sense under closer scrutiny.

  • Terrifier 2

    Terrifier 2

    ★★

    Weighing in at a ridiculously bloated 140 minute running time....particularly an issue considering this has virtually no plot and even less pacing! What Terrifier 2 does deliver however, is some of the most graphic, brutal and nihilistic kill scenes and outrageous splatter sequences of recent times. Attempting to top that notoriously nasty sexual slaying from the first feature-length outing of Art the Clown, the boundaries of violent extremity are pushed to the limit here, often to troubling degrees. There does…

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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…