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  • Superman
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Heathers

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  • 12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

  • West Side Story

    ★★★★½

  • It Is in Us All

    ★★★½

  • From Dusk Till Dawn

    ★★★½

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  • It Is in Us All

    It Is in Us All

    ★★★½

    This psychologically precarious drama set during the aftermath of a fatal car accident is thick with calcified masculine rage, grief, guilt and sexual confusion as the two survivors forge a peculiarly co-dependent relationship. The night-time action is lit by the blazing angelic white or unforgiving diabolical red of a car’s headlamps, and by day selective shafts of sunlight enfold the protagonist like an intangible cage. Either that or he’s hemmed in by door frames rather betraying their presumed function of…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★½

    Tom Cruise feels the need, the need for another franchise to act as his personal fountain of youth now that the Mission: Impossible series is winding down. And what better to start with than a belated sequel to one of his much-loved early hits? He returns as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, the smirk who took on human form, though age and experience has made him slightly less punchable than before. After a cover-version title sequence that flaunts nostalgia like it’s an…

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  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★

    After directing two very popular, critically well regarded and thematically rich horror movies in a row (Get Out and Us), Jordan Peele goes for the hat-trick with this gripping yet multi-faceted tale of a mysterious and quite literal cloud hanging over a horse ranch in the traditionally UFO-infested middle of nowhere. The first act is all signs and portents of threat and violence appearing seemingly at random. But if you’ve ever seen a horror movie in general, and a Jordan…

  • Top Gun

    Top Gun

    ★★

    I spent half of this movie wanting to punch Tom Cruise in the face until he ran out of teeth, and the second half thinking that he was already far too good for mindless trash like this.

    Still, never mind - look, they've got fighter jets! America, fuck yeah! Comin' again to save the motherfuckin' day, yeah!