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100 movies: Seven Psychopaths

100 movies: Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths (12/12/12) A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu. Chaos. Mad and utterly beautiful chaos is how I choose to describe Seven Psychopaths. In the best possible way. The […]

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100 movies: Lawless

100 movies: Lawless

Lawless (30/08/12) Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits. Lawless was a film I was looking forward to. I was looking forward to Lawless being that end […]

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100 movies: Miller’s Crossing

100 movies: Miller’s Crossing

Miller’s Crossing (18/07/12) Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. Onto my third Coen Brothers film of the year. The others being The Big Lebowski and Raising Arizona. You […]

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100 movies: Insomnia

100 movies: Insomnia

Insomnia (16/06/12) Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn’t set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. There was a strong sense of familiarity while watching this film. Not the plotting so much but just […]

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100 movies: The French Connection

100 movies: The French Connection

The French Connection (15/06/12) A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. You know what I really enjoyed about this film? It’s simplicity. That’s not to say it wasn’t a clever and entertaining crime […]

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100 movies: Road to Perdition

100 movies: Road to Perdition

Every year I set myself a target, usually of about 100, of films to watch. These are new films. Not new, new films. But films that are new to me. Any time I’ve seen a new one, I post a bit of a brain dump […]

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120+ movies: The Black Dahlia

120+ movies: The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia (17/12/11) Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the “Black Dahlia” murder investigation. All the way through this film I felt completely lost. I saw that there was a plot line concerning the Black Dahlia […]

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120+ Movies: Update!

120+ Movies: Update!

This post has taken me over a week to finally finish writing. Must not leave it this long in between updates! I dread to think how much money I’ve spent going to the cinema this year…. X-Men: First Class (01/06/11) In 1962, Charles Xavier starts […]

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100 movies: Piling them in

100 movies: Piling them in

My weekend of nothing was spent well watching far too much TV and movies! Dead Like Me: Life After Death (14/08/10) Oh dear. All I can say. The film did have some merits, mostly Mason being Mason. But it totally lost the feeling of what […]

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