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  • The Sea Wolves

    ★★★

  • Stalingrad

  • Ghostbusters

    ★★★★½

  • Out of Time

    ★★★

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  • The Sea Wolves

    The Sea Wolves

    ★★★

    Ol' chaps having a jolly good war adventure in India and its ocean. Lots of familiar faces, Brits being Brits, U-boats, Roger Moore bonding (yeah, yeah) with a babe who happens to be a German agent and, yes, there will be fireworks. Attempts at humour are not often a success and it lacks a bit of energy here and there, but it has an engaging story to tell and the star-filled cast seems to enjoy themselves and the scenery. Goa,…

  • Stalingrad

    Stalingrad

    Instant reminder of Come and See. And I don't like Come and See. Subtle as a sledgehammer, right from the get-go. From sunny Italy to dreary Russia they go, so what you see is their train entering a tunnel. The screen goes black. When they leave the tunnel the scenery has changed. Pfff. When they close in on the Russian Front another change. The colour this time. From now on the movie bathes in pale blues, greens and greys. Real…

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  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe

    ★★★½

    Exceptionally well executed horror. The use of lighting, the color scheme, the camera moves and the sound design; it looks and sounds terrific. Those gunshots for instance. The first one made me swear and cheer in three different languages. Then there's Big Norm, the blind man. A formidable figure who unexpectedly wakes up and makes sudden appearances. Nothing like the cheap jump scares you see so often. And he shows no fear. He's the kind of guy that probably thinks…

  • Dark Angel

    Dark Angel

    ★★★½

    Bring out all your superheroes, tear down all the CGI cities you want or destroy complete planets for all I care, I will always prefer this kind of pure action. And Baxley was quite good at it in those years. Dolph Lundgren too, that's a pretty sweet roundhouse kick early on, but his ruthless cop is also having a bad day as his partner goes down. In comes a new one. A by the book fed. That means male bonding…