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  • Sign 'o' The Times

    Sign 'o' The Times

    ★★★★

    Looking for something to watch and found an old dvd of this at the back of a cupboard and dug it out. It’s a colourful, excessive and occasionally funny ride through Prince’s paisley soaked consciousness. 

    Partly filmed in Europe with inserts shot at Paisley Park the cinematography is lush save for the insert of the grainy video shoot for You’ve Got the Look. 

    The band are remarkably tight and it arguably showcases the flamboyant excesses of Prince at the height of his musical creativity.

  • Beverly Hills Cop

    Beverly Hills Cop

    ★★★½

    Not really the film that I remembered loving as a kid, but pretty good all the same.

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  • Stoker

    Stoker

    ★★★½

    Hitchcock's 'Shadow of a Doubt' filtered through the macabre of Dario Argento, the theatrics of Sam Mendes and the whimsy of a Lemony Snicket novel.

    However, the film is saved by the darkly radiant Mia Wasikowska and the reptilian Matthew Goode who make this super stylised film more than watchable.

    The melodramatic camera work occasionally verges on parody and the graphic novel visuals become a little tiresome, but I couldnt help but enjoy this film.

  • Now You See Me

    Now You See Me

    ★★½

    The necessity of turning off ones brain whilst watching this movie cannot be overstated.

    However, the silliness is half saved by a cast of charismatic actors turing in ok performances. Mélanie Laurent is charming, as is Mark Ruffalo, but I would be grateful if somebody could please stop Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine from making any more films.

    The trick of this film is that it seems to be entertaining you until it ends and you are left with a…