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It's amazing how Ridley Scott churns out a movie which perfectly matches the quality of the script he's working with. Give him brilliance and he makes Alien, give him shit and he makes The Counselor, and give him mediocrity and he makes this completely mundane "thriller", even through all the behind the scenes drama.
4 weeks 1 day ago
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Nolan playing 4D chess, you can't be accused of having weak characters if you have no characters.
1 month 2 weeks ago
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Enjoyable, stylish, twisty thriller that reminded me of Fincher's The Game. Just like that film this isn't meant to be taken seriously, but it provides plenty of entertainment and some surprisingly chilling moments of horror on the way to its gloriously convoluted climax.
2 months 1 week ago
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Henry Cavill's face looks less realistic than a lot of Pixar characters.
3 months 3 weeks ago
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Terrible title but a cracking film. Who would have thought that both leads from Twilight would become two of the most interesting and watchable actors of their generation. Pattinson is absolutely electric here.
5 months 3 weeks ago
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Zahler's violence makes most other films seem like kids movies in comparison. Bloody hell.
6 months 1 week ago
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A nice little bottle thriller with one of the most confronting singular moments of gore this side of Green Room that unfortunately (but somewhat fittingly) completely shits the bed in the final ten minutes.
6 months 3 weeks ago
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Johnny Depp's years of method acting as a weird drunken loser really pay off here.
7 months 2 weeks ago
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You keep using that movie title, I do not think it means what you think it means.
9 months 2 weeks ago
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For people who saw Prometheus and thought "You know what? These crewmembers are too competent."
9 months 3 weeks ago
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Lakeith Stanfield, what a talent. Dude only gets a handful of scenes but steals the entire movie, despite being surrounded by superfluous cameos from big stars. The scene where he's asking questions of McMahon is the highlight of an otherwise midling affair.
10 months 4 weeks ago
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Almost unwatchable. As a huge fan of Michael Shannon and Werner Herzog I can't remember the last time I was this disappointed by a film. Nice score though.
1 year ago
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Why me?
1 year ago
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Absolute rubbish in all the right ways.
1 year 1 month ago
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Real cheerful film, great for a pick-me-up.
1 year 1 month ago
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Walter why
1 year 1 month ago
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Elijah Wood is really cornering the market in quirky sidekicks in amateur detective mysteries.
1 year 1 month ago
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I found this surprisingly enjoyable. It's a dialogue-driven political thriller where the only characters playing dirtier than the bad guys are the good guys, anchored by a phenomenal performance from Jessica Chastain that just about redeems her for that awful Scottish accent. The real star here however is the dialogue, which whips past at an intoxicating speed, challenging you to keep up with the team as they devise strategies and counter-strategies and never treating the viewer like an idiot in a way that reminded me of The Ides Of March and Michael Clayton.

Sadly this refreshing approach to storytelling doesn't last for the duration of the movie, as the final act tries to pull off one too many absurd and unnecessarily complex twists, betraying much of the believable strategising which came before. The journey is still definitely worth it however, and the final subtle mid-credits shot goes some way towards repairing the damage caused by the film's climax. I'll be watching the development of Jonathan Perera's career with interest because this is one hell of a debut script.
1 year 1 month ago
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The 2017 entry is incorrect the best picture winner was actually Emma Stone.
1 year 1 month ago
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My favourite nominated live action short, which is saying something because most of them were excellent. Shame that it doesn't have a real chance up against films that deal with far meatier subject matter, but I had a grin on my face the whole way through this, and sometimes that's enough.
1 year 1 month ago
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The pick of the shortlisted animated shorts in my opinion. A really touching allegorical look at dementia sprinkled with Hitchcock references. Desereved a nomination in what was a disappointingly weak field. Worth seeking out.
1 year 1 month ago
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Hits many of the same story notes as Wolf but is sorely lacking the energy and grace of Scorsese's direction. The performances are good however and I found spoiler genuinely surprising given that I wasn't familiar with the real life events. The Talking Heads cover sequence is a real highlight and I only wish that the rest of the movie managed to hit a similar tone.
1 year 1 month ago
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That scene where Fassbender just mutters "what the fuck is going on?" to himself perfectly sums up this film.
1 year 2 months ago
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Never have I gotten anything less than I got this.
1 year 2 months ago
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Everyone's talking about the sexual politics of the film but I just want to play the robot dog spartacus video game.
1 year 2 months ago

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