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  • The Searchers
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  • To Be or Not to Be

    ★★★★

  • Point Blank

    ★★★★

  • The Immigrant

    ★★★½

  • Minari

    ★★★★½

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  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★★

    Great to see this in a cinema after first viewing it in questionable quality on YouTube a few years back. A film so good it transcended the effect of two incredibly annoying audience members who were guffawing at every other scene like they were watching Duck Soup for some reason. The restoration looks pretty fantastic despite the rumblings of discontent I'd seen about it online. Pretty much everything has already been said. One of the best films ever made, two…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★½

    Completely unremarkable really, apart from some notably better combat choreography, Tony Leung and dragons. I'm indifferent on it all, apart from the fact that all subsequent films in the series should have Tony Leung and dragons. Any hopes of a shake up to Marvel the formula in the post-Endgame world were dashed here and I'm quickly losing the will to check these out as they come. It's fine. Honestly I'd rather they just made a deliberately atrocious one at this…

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  • National Theatre Live: Fleabag

    National Theatre Live: Fleabag

    Phoebe Waller-Bridge is, by far, the most talented person alive.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    LIFF 2019 #5

    Had to see this again. There aren't enough superlatives in the world to lavish upon this film. After two viewings in three days, I can't find a single flaw - and I'm not talking broad flaws either; there isn't a word, frame or movement even slightly less than perfect in this film.

    I am prone to using a lot of superlatives when discussing films I love, but perfect is seldom one of them. I'll use perfect freely…