*NEW* THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN REVIEW *NEW*

Not that magnificent BUT still worth a watch. Yee-ha! Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves. It's always going to be tough to follow in the footsteps of the iconic 1960 Western classic (When does anything ever beat the original?) BUT thanks to a … Continue reading *NEW* THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN REVIEW *NEW*

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*NEW* HELL OR HIGH WATER REVIEW *NEW*

Best film of the year? Hardly BUT this is still one well crafted and brilliantly acted crime thriller. Yee-ha! A divorced dad (Chris Pine) and his ex-con brother (Ben Foster) resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. A gripping opener certainly set the tone with the amateurish … Continue reading *NEW* HELL OR HIGH WATER REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* THE REVENANT REVIEW *NEW*

A revelation? An Oscar worthy performance from the man of the hour? In a nutshell, NO. A frontiersman (Leonardo DiCaprio) on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Overlong, over-rated and disappointing. I really wanted … Continue reading *NEW* THE REVENANT REVIEW *NEW*

*NEW* THE HATEFUL EIGHT REVIEW *NEW*

Well, I didn't hate it. QT is back and bigger than ever. But better? In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter (Kurt Russell) and his prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters. From the beautifully shot opening, I was entranced. The 70mm film … Continue reading *NEW* THE HATEFUL EIGHT REVIEW *NEW*

A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST REVIEW

A Million Ways to Die Laughing! Unfortunately not. MacFarlane takes on the Wild West and comes out more battered and bruised than his heroic counterpart. Applying his Family Guy spiel, this cowboy comedy yields mixed results this time round. Now for the record I am a big Family Guy fan and thought Ted was a … Continue reading A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST REVIEW