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  • The Sweeper

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  • Backlash

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  • The Upturned Glass

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  • Holiday

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  • The Sweeper

    The Sweeper

    I'm well and truly on the PM Entertainment payroll now but The Sweeper, which sadly is not a biopic about Lothar Matthaus, did test my patience at times.

    As expected from any self-respecting Joseph Merhi film, there's one absolutely brilliant car chase and an early scene at a marina is fantastically chaotic and features an insane motorbike-to-car stunt that I'm going to go back and watch again when I'm finished this review.

    Its main problem is the plot. And yes,…

  • Backlash

    Backlash

    Made the year after Bad Day at Black Rock and the year before Gunfight at the OK Corral, it's probably not that surprising that Backlash is a lesser known and less appreciated John Sturges western.

    And compared to those two films, it definitely comes across as Sturges directing in neutral but that's not to say that it doesn't have plenty of quality behind it. It has a very pointed story that has several engaging subplots hanging off it, moving at…

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  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

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    Choose Letterboxd. Choose films. Choose downloading the app. Choose paying money for a membership just so you don’t have to see some fucker adding 500 films to their watchlist. Choose following a few thousand people and then never reading a fucking word they say. Choose writing β€œRead the full review on my website!” knowing full well no cunt is ever going to follow that link. Choose asking Sally Jane Black to watch Rogue Nation and then seeing her do a…

  • Life

    Life

    It's fine.

    The plot is fine.

    The special effects are fine.

    The music is fine.

    The direction is fine.

    The cinematography is fine.

    The pacing is fine.

    The acting is fine.

    The alien is fine.

    The deaths are fine.

    The beginning is fine.

    The middle is fine.

    The ending is fine.

    It's just, very, fine.

    Fine?

    Fine.