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  • Alien
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Stalker
  • The Tree of Life

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  • Blade Runner

    ★★★½

  • Forces of Nature with Brian Cox

    ★★★★½

  • Death Proof

    ★★½

  • Licence to Kill

    ★★★

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  • Project Nim

    Project Nim

    ★★★

    Unbelievable that the people involved could just throw themselves into such an ambitious and unprecedented project with ZERO experience or preparation - the initial "teacher" never having even met a chimpanzee before taking on the full responsibility of the experiment: raising it AND teaching it an entire human language. Not only does he not see the clusterfuck coming, the fucking lead science guy throws Nim under the bus, blaming the projects obvious flaws on the chimpanzee, and then sells him off to the medical-industrial complex to be caged and jabbed. No wonder people have serious questions about the scientific community. Sad!

  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    ★★★★★

    ?uestlove presents the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival like a DJ set: at times remixing the performance material with samples from the news archives, highlighting the layered social backdrop to the music without skipping a beat. And like a great DJ he oftentimes lets the performances speak for themselves - colouring it with the nostalgia and excitement of those artists and audience still living as they respond to all of this buried treasure for the first time in 50 years. It's…

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  • Sunshine

    Sunshine

    ★★★★½

    Great commentary track by everyones fav Dr Brian Cox. "The new Carl Sagan" gets bandied about a lot, no doubt as a sympathetic doggie treat for the admirable work of science educators who strive for as big an impact as Sagan. But the eternally youthful enthusiasm with which Coxy weaves together science trivia with epic story-building sense is worthy of sentence-sharing with the great Sagy.
    Right off the bat on his Blu-ray commentary he addresses the compromise between science fact…

  • Willard

    Willard

    ★★★½

    This is too straight-faced to be as fun as Vampire’s Kiss and leans too heavily on Psycho for its suspensefulness to rub off. But it is pure ironic joy to watch Crispin Glover give "the method" treatment to Willard, handling this mouse of a man as gently as Willard does the rodents in his Mum’s basement. By grounding Willard with child-like sincerity, he counter-balances the brute force with which the filmmakers stage the revenge fantasy tropes around him. And as…