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  • Dawn of the Dead

    Dawn of the Dead

    ★★★★½

    A beautifully self-contained classic and a zombie flick which set standards for the genre that are still adhered to today.

    Dawn of the Dead is an absolute blast. It finds the perfect balance between silliness / humour and the more serious elements. When you finally see a new human face about 20 minutes before the end, it's a shock to the system, such is the deep bond you've developed with the four main characters prior to this.

    There is no better way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon than drawing the curtains and watching a zombie apocalypse film.

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  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant

    ★★★★★

    I have never related to a character more than the Giant obsessively lining up the train tracks when he's fixing them. I would also risk my life if it meant making sure something was completely straight.

    This is a simply stunning film and one of the best animated features I've ever seen. It's got humour, deep emotional connection and an intelligent commentary on the USA's feelings towards technological advancements in other countries during the 50s. Sublime from start to finish. If anything, I wish it was longer!

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  • Songs My Brothers Taught Me

    Songs My Brothers Taught Me

    ★★★★

    20 days until I can finally see Nomadland here in the UK. In the meantime, I'll get my Zhao fix with with her fantastic debut, Songs my Brothers Taught Me. This is sumptuous filmmaking in every way and is as good as The Rider in my opinion. It is naturalism cinema at its very best, something so raw and realistic that it feels like you're watching a documentary.

    Will The Eternals just be lots of superheroes walking around vast landscapes contemplating things? I hope so.

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★

    Perfect Friday night viewing. Very funny but also well-written, intelligent and very poignant. This is definitely a film I could watch frequently and enjoy more each time.

    Samberg and Milioti are so charming together and Simmons is dynamite as usual.

    Palm Springs doesn't just stand as an equal to Groundhog Day in the timeloop universe but also branches off as its own refreshing take on the subgenre.

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