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  • Point Break
  • Network
  • Rear Window
  • Once Upon a Time in the West

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★★

  • Prometheus

    ★½

  • The Beatles: Get Back

    ★★★★

  • Wrath of Man

    ★★½

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★★

    It’s a brilliant packed film. I don’t mind that most will have seen it; there’s something special in this film that deserves to be treasured and it’s surprises need to be guarded because the emotional punch comes with those almost constant punches of Spider-Man lore. As these films continue; films, tv series, these parallel stories folded into each other, like Strange’s film already has other characters involved whose own stories and hinterland has matured and we wait for the next…

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★½

    Given the science and world building that is contained within this film series; and that Ridley Scott returns to resurge his own legend; it’s interesting that he can’t separate out the horror elements of his original. After all, there’s running and screaming in Aliens but it’s a war movie at heart; so there’s form there for excising genre from … the interesting bits. So this is my jumping off point for wondering at the content as the basis for a…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Looking for Charlie Parker.

    Astonishing. Pitch perfect.

    The extraordinary ability to communicate musical obsession but also the power and perfection of a musical form like jazz. To do this in a second art form is remarkable. Using the language of cinema to transmit the beauty of music is what stuns me about this film. It would be enough to embrace the technicalities of jazz but to compose an expression in film form is the directors gift and achievement.

    Don't you…

  • The Lovers

    The Lovers

    ★★★★½

    A simple construction, as if Louis Malle had not gloried in the grace and beauty of Jeanne Moreau quite enough in Lift To The Scaffold. Stripped back to basic elements, so that nothing can obstruct his view of her. He forms a necklace to circle her, of three faces of man, as a way to focus more fully on her. I'm in complete agreement with this treatment. She is worthy of the pedestal upon which he places her. Finally, Malle…