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  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
  • Only Angels Have Wings
  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue

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  • The Velvet Underground

    ★★★★½

  • Karen Dalton: In My Own Time

    ★★★★½

  • Stroszek

    ★★★★½

  • The Wild Bunch

    ★★★★

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  • The Hard Way

    The Hard Way

    I've had some odd experiences in my life, that's for sure. One of the oddest was this: many years ago, as one of my first professional directing experiences, I ended up at a wrap party for some undistinguished TV show sitting next to the other director, who I hadn't met up to that point - an older man with a British accent who'd been living in Australia for years, Richard Ryan by name.

    We got talking about movies, discovered a…

  • Serie Noire

    Serie Noire

    ★★★★

    Patrick Dewaere's untimely death is hard to ignore when you're watching this film, about a skinny, hypertense, delusional man who seems to be operating in a world of his own right from the extraordinary opening scene where he acts out an entire Hollywood movie all alone in a desolate outer-Paris car park.

    There's never been a better adaptation of Jim Thompson's novels, because nobody has ever been able to embody the dual nature of Thompson's protagonists - on the one…