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  • Dead Unicorns
  • Brighton Rock
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • The Third Man

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  • Tillie and Gus

    ★★★

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

  • My Little Chickadee

    ★★★

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★½

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  • Who Can Kill a Child?

    Who Can Kill a Child?

    ★★★★

    P: We’re gonna make a film – I’ve got the location, a lovely Spanish retreat the wife and I went to last year. It gets kinda quiet – we can film undisturbed - it’ll be fantastic.

    D: Ci, excellente. I bet that’ll look fantastic.

    P: Also there’s going to be loads of kids in it.

    D: Kids?

    P: They will be super affordable, we can probably hire a hundred or so and still buy them paella and a taxi ride…

  • Out of the Past

    Out of the Past

    ★★★★

    Welcome to a dead-end dream-land drenched in shadows so sharp you could spread your butter with them.

    Imagine a film through a battered Venetian blind with dialogue so sizzling, its smell will snap you from your dreams of dames done past. Then imagine a break-beat of smoking guns and bodies hitting the floor, then you're starting to get a picture of this free-fall world of sordid endeavours.

    When the smell of smoke on the street and the feel of a…

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  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

    ★★★★

    Argento's stunning debut. Testimony to the maximalism works motto. Every element is pushed to an extreme, Argento is constantly looking for where the pleasure button is. This all comes comes at the expense of character, logic, general sense, but he gets away with it because he's got plotting skills to spare, his ability to weave a decent framework and then turbo the elements is what makes him stand out from many of his giallo peers.

  • Holy Motors

    Holy Motors

    ★★★★★

    An exciting, energising, mournful, playful, lyrical hymn to cinema.

    One of the absolute best films produced in the last ten years.

    Holy Motors opens up limo doors to the imagination and passageways to new possibilities. It's a film that makes me feel like anything is possible.