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  • Aladdin
  • The Thing
  • Oldboy
  • Singin' in the Rain

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  • Shaun of the Dead

    ★★★★½

  • The Limehouse Golem

    ★★★

  • The Night of the Virgin

    ★★

  • Prometheus

    ★★★

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  • Shaun of the Dead

    Shaun of the Dead

    ★★★★½

    Schocktober 2021 #29

    Watched on Blu-Ray

    The Cornetto trilogy came to a glorious conclusion about 8 years ago, when the final part "The World's End" had Simon Pegg and colleague Nick Frost stumbling through a sci-fi conspiracy. However, they have already stumbled through a London zombie apocalypse in 2004, which not only defined the style of the coming parts of the "Blood & Ice Cream" three-parter, but also represents both loving homage and cheeky parody of old zombie classics (above all…

  • The Limehouse Golem

    The Limehouse Golem

    ★★★

    Schocktober 2021 #28

    Watched on Magenta TV

    Billy Nighy has already made dozens of films in his career spanning over 40 years. Not to mention the many series. Sometimes he is an ageing rock star, sometimes a tentacled pirate and then again a wonderfully conceited acting snob, but as different as the roles are: he is always a real scene-stealer. In 2016, he was convincing in front of a historical backdrop as a sober policeman who has to face a…

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★

    Watched in the cinema (39th visit in 2021)

    What do "Saw", "Insidious" and "The Conjuring" have in common? The three are among the most successful horror franchises of the last 20 years, and director and screenwriter James Wan was at the beginning of all of them. The Australian is a master at pulling original horror material out of his hat that is such a hit that sequels quickly become a fact of life. But instead of then concentrating on the…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    Watched on Netflix

    He gave us Children of Men, one of the most exciting dystopias of all time. He gave us the best Harry Potter movie. And now Alfonso Cuarón gives us his most personal work so far. Roma is nothing but pure life in 2 hours 14 minutes of concentrated form.

    The film breathes authenticity from every pore. Almost documentary and in astonishing technical and visual brilliance, Cuarón portrays the everyday life of two housemaids in 1970's Mexico. Their…