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  • Rocky IV

    ★★★½

  • Le Samouraï

    ★★★★½

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

  • Rocky III

    ★★½

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  • Rocky IV

    Rocky IV

    ★★★½

    1985 cut. This shone because it’s all 80’s concept and MTV. And it’s not that Rocky II & III trajectory. Feels like its in a bit of a rush. Big chunks feel missing*. But the montage and the fight is worth it. That faux Gorbachev looking fkd off at the end thou.
    I have seen this broadcast on tv in the 80’s so this can be added to list along with Rocky II.

    Stallone has gone back re-edited this film supposedly the first two acts benefit from the extra character development and motivation. But the 3rd act lacks the energy.

  • Le Samouraï

    Le Samouraï

    ★★★★½

    That sound stage apartment with the hanging smoke.

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  • Rocky

    Rocky

    ★★★★★

    I’m gonna work my way through them. I’m not sure which ones I’ve seen or no. 

    Astonishing lil’ film. Hardly any boxing until till it counts. It all hangs on the breath of Adrian & Rocky. I know the beats (mainly a mate who was prone to a Mickey quote or two) but don’t think I’ve seen this. But got a feeling it stops at the recall prologue to Rocky II.

    Those shots of frozen to the crisp Philly. Crepuscular light…

  • Star Trek: Generations

    Star Trek: Generations

    ★★½

    Generations was that film that they had on repeat when you went into Curry’s or Comet to demo the big flat screen CRT tellys. Big shots of the Enterpise C dish ploughing into that forest in 1995 CDi quality definition, all sync’d on 10 sets like a CCTV control room. The preferred way to watch this.