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  • Die Hard
  • Whiplash
  • Hot Fuzz
  • The Silence of the Lambs

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  • Munich: The Edge of War

    ★★★

  • The Remains of the Day

    ★★★★

  • Parallel Mothers

    ★★★½

  • A Journal for Jordan

    ★½

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  • Scary Movie

    Scary Movie

    ★★

    I'll admit I laughed a fair few times at some of the jokes here, which already puts it at a much higher level than those abysmal abortions of spoof films like Meet the Spartans - the theatre scene and stoned Ghostface are particular highlights. But some of the same problems of those films are present here (I guess that's what happens when 2 of the 6 writers of this film went onto do those abominations), albeit not to as strong…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

    After I was let down significantly by his previous film Phantom Thread, Licorice Pizza was thankfully a solid return to form for P.T. Anderson. It's slightly unfocused throughout, hence why it doesn't quite rise to the level of early PTA that it aspires to - certain plot threads feel dropped around the place and go nowhere, not to mention the writing of the relationship between Alana and Gary being slightly mishandled. But there's so much charm to compensate for it,…

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  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★½

    For three months now I was baffled by the sheer hype around this - not to mention slightly annoyed by people being what I felt to be cringe inducing round it. Five star reviews flying round, for a comedy special on Netflix? Even when people told me I ought to see it just as a comedy special and nothing more I still was deeply skeptical - how could such a thing recieve such a perfect rating? There must be something…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★½

    Titane is almost a film that defies review. Director Julia Ducournau clearly was striving to make the most depraved, fucked up odyssey of blood, sex and puke that she could (if this film had any sort of deep societal metaphor they were lost on this reviewer) and in that sense she greatly succeed in that task. Almost too well you might say. Frequently the film's graphic and violent imagery comes across as gratuitous and over the top (particularly the two…