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  • Blood Simple
  • GoodFellas
  • The Power of the Dog
  • The Hand of God

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  • A Hero

    ★★★★½

  • Wasp

  • Milk

    ★★★½

  • The Last Duel

    ★★

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  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

    How fitting that a film from a director that delivers straight faced movies, can evoke so much emotion!
    My son stormed out the cinema half way through (when in my eyes the first act was indeed the masterpiece of the lot), my wife was kicking and screaming at the end of the film feeling cheated and suggesting she will write in to Wes and ask him for her money back, whilst I thought it was yet a brilliantly directed Andersson…

  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★★

    this mesmerising and hypnotic masterpiece was the result of the ultimate obsession of one of the all time greatest filmmaker’s who shot it 3 times consuming 5km of film and allegedly was the the cause of his death from the radiation poisoning he was exposed to at the site where he spend so many hours trying to get it right swapping out DPs every time.
    The camera lingers in the vibrant and colourful otherworldly Zone making you feel present in…

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  • A Hero

    A Hero

    ★★★★½

    A story that constantly swings like a pendulum between hero and zero, on a fine balance where measurements of truths and lies tip the balance within the scope of dignity and reputation against expectations and public perception.
    I have yet to watch a film that is not at least good from Farhadi and I would consider A Separation as one of my all time favourites. This one may be considered playfully smart but I think it is more: I think it is just brilliant.

  • Milk

    Milk

    ★★★½

    Impressively powerful debut first short film by Andrea Arnold, tacking a difficult subject matter of grief of a miscarried child mainly from the perspective of a mother.
    Editing is sharp, acting is solid and direction showing loads of promise.

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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★

    Beautifully and skilfully shot and stitched together to feel as a one continued/unbroken take, giving a more personal feeling to this story. The score added significantly to the dramatic feel as did the amazing cinematography with special mention to the spectacular visual play of shadows and light in the heavily bombed out village of Écoust-Saint-Mein.
    It does feel like the film was made with awards in mind and this is clear in the extent of the set, the extras, the costumes and the impressive choreography which must have taken forever to get spot on with the result being hauntingly spectacular.

  • Mommy

    Mommy

    ★★★★★

    This film leaves you feeling as if you've been kicked in the guts (similar effect had the 'We need to talk about Kevin') with truly stellar performances, a mature direction with striking images that carve into your mind, and a story that even though most of us have never faced feels very personal indeed. Highly recommended!