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  • Brother Bear

    Brother Bear


    Wow, I haven't seen this thing in YEARS. Brother Bear tends to get regarded as a lesser film in the Disney canon, and maybe they'd be right, but I've always felt this is a little better than it gets credit for, an opinion that I'd still hold upon a rewatch.

    In the Alaskan wilderness, Inuit tribesman Kenai (Joaquin Phoenix) finds himself unhappy with the totum necklace he's been given (the "bear of love"). Ultimately, the Great Spirits end up transforming…

  • The Plague Dogs

    The Plague Dogs


    If you thought Watership Down was bleak, you haven't seen nothing yet. The same production company soon followed Watership with another Richard Adams adaptation, and this is in my view the better of the two.

    Rowf (a labrador) and Snitter (a smooth fox-terrier) are a couple of dogs who escape from an animal research facility in the Lake District. Snitter (who still blames himself for the death of his owner) wants to find himself a new master, while a much…

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  • Watership Down

    Watership Down


    Consider this a late Easter viewing if you will. That aside, I felt I'd revisit this animation classic, which remains one of the darker flicks of its kind. Yes, this adaptation of Richard Adams' novel remains somewhat controversial for its bleak tone, but to simply just focus on that alone would be a disservice.

    In this animated tale, a colony of rabbits are in trouble when one of their own (Fiver) suffers from an apocalyptic vision of their home being…

  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three


    The gritty urban landscape of 1970s New York City spanwed a great deal of notable crime films, and Taking of Pelham One Two Three definitely ranks amongst the best. Not sure how this oneevaded me for such a long time, because this quickly became an instant favourite.

    The NYC transit system is already notorious for being unsafe and poorly-managed, which isn't helped when a gorup of armed men board a subway carriage and take the passengers on-board hostage. A man…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing


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    The Thing (1982)

    NOTE: This review has been edited and revised excessively over time to fit my changing style.

    Yeah, I'll always have a soft spot for this one. The Thing stands as one of my all-time favourite sci-fi/horror films. Hell, I'd even consider it the best thing that John Carpenter ever did. This was my first ever exposure to the director's work, as well as Kurt Russell, and since…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver


    Edgar Wright has done it again.

    I've always been a massive fan of his work since the Cornetto trilogy, so of course that Baby Driver was on my horizon for a good while. I knew I'd love it, but my expectations were surpassed immensely. Action-packed, well-cast, and brilliantly-directed from start to finish, it pretty much has everything I'd want in this kind of film. It's simply a perfect example of my love for cinema.

    Anyway, a young man nicknamed 'Baby'…