Rob Watches Movies

Reviews of every film I watch. The Good, The Bad and The Mothman Prophecies.

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Aliens – 8.5/10

“They mostly come at night… mostly”

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Time Bandits – 8.5/10

The poor are going to be absolutely thrilled. Have you met them at all?’

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Book Review: Hard Times

‘There is a wisdom of the head, and… there is a wisdom of the heart.’

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Book Review: A Farewell To Arms

‘No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful…’

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Stand By Me – 10/10

The archetypal coming of age tale.

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – 8.5/10

Three people named Indiana, Willy and Short Round embark on a really odd adventure…

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Network – 8.5/10.

The most famous film rant ever?


Ageing TV anchor Howard Beale is fired after his ratings slip and he beings to lose control, ranting on air. This on air rant results in a ratings hike so naturally the network give Beale a platform upon which he slowly starts to unravel.
Legendary director Sidney Lumet (Dog Day Afternoon, 12 Angry Men) is at the helm for this 1976 classic and it genuinely is a classic. With four well deserved Oscars and nestling at #172 in IMDB’s top250, Network is a captivating and stirring dissection of modern society that is still very much relevant and pertinent today.
Worth watching for Beale’s famous ‘I’m mad as hell’ speech alone but there is so much more to Network than a slogan with Faye Dunaway, William Holden and Peter Finch all delivering masterful and memorable performances.
Network is often overlooked but it has aged very well and has been hugely influenced everything from God Bless America to Black Mirror.


IMDB TOP 250 #172

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