Monday, 22 October 2012

The Thin White Dude's Movie Of The Month: September 2012 - Dredd

An exercise in structural efficiency, Dredd is one lean machine of a movie, getting swiftly through its ninety-minute running time. This is the exploitation/B-movie that Quentin Tarantino has been trying to make for years. With a terrific central cast, ingenious design, excellent cinematography by Antony Dod Mantle, a tremendous score by Paul Leonard-Morgan, tight script by Alex Garland and strong directorial contributions from Pete Travis, Dredd is the most fun you'll have in the cinema this year.

The Thin White Dude's Prognosis - 9.0/10

Runner-Up: Samsara - The synchronous harmony of visual splendour and sonic elegance of Ron Fricke's film is enough to sell you on it alone.

Second-Most Deadly Disease: Dragon Eyes - Has it's strengths, but still a very flawed movie, and certainly one of the worst lighting in years!

Avoid Like The Plague: Total Recall - Despite excellent design, it's a failed exercise and an ugly dullard of a film.

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