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  • Pépé le Moko
  • Groundhog Day
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • This Is Spinal Tap

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  • Carlton-Browne of the F.O.

    ★★★½

  • Green Book

    ★★★★

  • Elf

    ★★★★

  • Scrooge

    ★★★★½

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  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★★★

    I’ve been so bad with my film watching that I didn’t realise that this had won a best picture Oscar, I just happened to see it on Amazon Prime and decided to finish 2020 with it.  Well it gets rotten reviews here, but free from Oscar expectations I enjoyed the story told and thought the two main actors were excellent.

  • Elf

    Elf

    ★★★★

    Last night we needed to watch something Christmassy but silly and this fitted the bill exactly. Last time I watched I hadn’t been through 2020 and didn’t quite see its charm.

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  • Van Helsing

    Van Helsing

    ★★

    I was bored. I was bored during and after watching the film, not before.

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★½

    Dear Mr. Tarantino,
    I rather enjoyed your film, but that's because I had been warned that it was much too long, gratuitously violent, and that the n-word was used everywhere it could be and then some. The story was a great adventure, I was never going to drop off in the middle of it even though it would have been less flabby if you had trimmed ¾ of an hour off it. I'm not sure that your film is the…