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Justin Woods
I don’t watch tat dharling & if it’s popular I’m probably gonna hate it - no spoilers - don’t just rate a movie/show a 5/6 - write about it FFS

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Judas and the Black Messiah
2021 . Drama, History

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An biographical film based on true events of the FBI’s & Chicago police attempts to dismantle the Illinois chapter of the black panthers party which eventually lead to the murder of its chairman Fred Hampton - while it may seem th...Read More
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THEM
2021 . Drama, Horror, Thriller

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Possibly a AHS pastiche - No - Them really disturbed me - several times I had to remind myself that this is not real - but the reality is it probably has happened to someone at some point in time - 12 YAS / Mississippi goddamn / s...Read More
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Hausen
2020 . Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Hausen as it’s name suggests is a Germanic series - some will think it hot on the heels ‘Dark’ - but that’s an unfair comparison - of course thro’ out there are obvious visual / contextual nods to ‘IT / Cujo / Amityville / Strange...Read More
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Apocalypse Now
1979 . Drama, War

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An epic ode to the question of what is morality - Apocalypse Now Redux - 3 hours + but worth it for the extras that add a new dimension to the already classic original 1979 cut - AN’s premise is from Conrad’s HOD - albiet set in V...Read More
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Heart of Darkness
1899 . Joseph Conrad, Aníbal Fernandes

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For a longtime I have wanted to read HOD due to the fact that Francis Ford Coppola’s apocalypse now is based upon this piece - I say piece as it weighs in at a mire 134 pages - HOD is a classic & on reflection is so for a number o...Read More
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TINA
2021 . Documentary, Music

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Survivor - Icon - Tina the docu navigates the life of Anna Mae Bullock to Tina & Ike Turner - the highs and the brutality endured - to finally rising from the ashes with nowt but her name to become a true global star on her own me...Read More
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The Windsors: Inside the Royal Dynasty
2020 . Documentary

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Please note this is factual not a drama like the Netflix drama - Interesting that a detailed affair narrating the Windsor’s should come about to coincide with ‘that interview’ - airing on the uk’s C4 atm we are 2 episodes in - sta...Read More
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John Wayne Gacy: Devil in Disguise
2021 . Documentary, Crime

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JWG is probably the most prolific killer in American history- with a known 33 deaths - even tho it is alleged he boasted of 45 being a closer figure - it is said his actions coined the ‘serial killer’ phrase we now use - for those...Read More
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Invincible
2021 . Animation, Action & Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

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Invincible is an animated feature based on the Image comics novel of the same name & co authored by Robert Kirkman responsible for TWD/FTWD/Outcast (cancelled now I believe) - reminiscent of cartoons of my youth albeit with pc mor...Read More
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Ham on Rye
1982 . Charles Bukowski

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HOR is my vade mecum - a lot of people espouse the brilliance of Kerouac (IDK) - IMO - Hank was so far superior with his reaching in writing & subject matter - by dancing with the devil in the pale moonlight - (see factotum/ post...Read More
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Gomorrah
2014 . Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Words escape me to describe the depth of intensity - heart of darkness - the hypnotising horror - that is Gomorra - from the pen of Roberto Saviano (also see the epic Zerozerozero) - whom has had to go into hiding like Rushdie due...Read More
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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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Meh, another Marvel franchise for those thirsty fan gurls out there - 1 episode in - I’m questioning the merit of this - yet that opine may change with time like a fine wine - so far? The jury is out for recess
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The Jungle - Upton Sinclair: Annotated
1905 . Upton Sinclair

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Seldom in life one comes across a piece of art literature or music that changes your perspective on life & society - Sinclair’s ‘Jungle’ is one such novel - written at the turn of the 1900’s - a first in investigative journalism ...Read More
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How to Fix a Drug Scandal
2020 . Documentary, Crime

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Nothing beats a good story - but again this seems like the low hanging fruit of go to series genre for Netflix right now - so much so I can’t keep up - meanwhile as for the story - yet another scandal to tantalise voyeurs interest...Read More
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White Lines
2020 . Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Throughout White Lines I’d felt like I’d watched this before - possibly I had - & maybe WL is a sequel of sorts to the Danny Dyer film ‘The Business’ - blending nostalgia comedy with sex drugs music & violence - all the prerequisi...Read More
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