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  • Face/Off

    ★★½

  • In Cold Blood

    ★★★★★

  • Zoolander

    ★★★½

  • Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★

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  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    ★★★★★

    A delirious gift from the cosmos.

    I always reminisce about my first time watching it at 13 and being blown away by the prologue and opening montage. Then, having foolishly started it with my parents, my Mum turned it off as soon as Frank dropped the c-word. However, those 15 minutes embedded themselves deep in me and I had to watch the full movie again later that year in secret. The rest delivered tenfold. It's never left my top 10…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There's always that one line in Wes Anderson movies that just knocks me sideways. He knows the moment in this one. He acts coy and he toys with it, but it stills hits as hard. It's the line from Jeffrey Wright where he says "with good luck, maybe we'll find what eluded us in the places we used to call home."

    I'm a big believer in the idea that we can learn so much from other places. Not everywhere has…

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  • Face/Off

    Face/Off

    ★★½

    I was trying to explain the plot to my wife and we landed on ‘basically Freaky Friday with dudes’

  • In Cold Blood

    In Cold Blood

    ★★★★★

    It’s films like In Cold Blood that remind me why I reserve the full 5 stars for films that speak to me on a higher sacred level. Has a film ever been blocked and lit more exquisitely than this? They have not. It’s peak cinematography.

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