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  • Hot Fuzz

    Hot Fuzz


    Does anyone else say “yarp” and “narp” to every single question or is it just me?

    From the knowing screenplay which cleverly invents a conspiracy only to knock it down before our eyes, to the dazzlingly fast paced editing, to the incredible cast of supporting characters who steal the show Hot Fuzz is an outstanding feature.

     Edgar Wright with his sharp wit and fantastic technical innovation as a filmmaker has here crafted an exceptionally enjoyable comedy which is both endlessly…

  • The Shining

    The Shining


    I’ve reviewed The Shining before but after watching it again last night I just want to say that it always amazes me how Kubrick took what could be in the wrong hands be a decent but unremarkable horror/supernatural thriller and turned it into what it is today. The set design is perfect, the acting is great from all three leads (and the excellent Scatman Carruthers) and Kubrick’s masterly control of the tension mean we end up with some truly creepy…

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  • The Room

    The Room


    Last year’s Best Picture winner Moonlight cost less than The Room...

  • Get Out

    Get Out


    Get Out is a bizarre mash-up of Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives and The Wicker Man that thanks to Jordan Peele’s bitingly witty social commentary and Daniel Kaluuya’s captivating leading performance manages to somehow tread exciting new ground in its genre. 

    Although not all of the elements came together for me (the TSA agent bordered too much on obvious comic relief) for the most part Get Out is a thrilling and fiercely intelligent film. 

    Indeed, hopefully Get Out’s success with the Oscars will lead to studios having more confidence in the talents of minority filmmakers.