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  • The Godfather
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Almost Famous
  • The Wild Bunch

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  • Paddington 2

    ★★★★★

  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    ★★★

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★½

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★

    Very much feels how a Nolan Bond film might look like, just with less sex and more time travel. 

    Watching it, I was taken back to watching The Big Sleep, another film I enjoyed watching that I didn’t have much a clue what was going on plot wise. 

    The action set pieces were superbly done, as it is almost expected of a Christopher Nolan film now. I feel we almost take for granted just how good an action director he…

  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

    ★★★

    Often bestowed ‘classic western’ status, and with a team of Ford and Wayne on form, it’s easy to see why. Not my favourite of either though (and I’m by no means a fan of John Wayne), it was an enjoyable watch, but for me not much more.

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  • The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

    ★★★★½

    Tommy Lee Jones’ first, and so far only venture into the director’s chair is the work of filmmaking maturity. Perfect pacing and beautiful location shooting, capturing Texas in all its sundrenched glory and despair, Three Burials is a modern western, a story of loneliness, revenge, redemption, and friendship. After Estrada (Julio Cedillo) is accidently shot dead by a Border Controlman, his friend, a modern cowboy played by Lee Jones captures his killer and forces him on a bizarre trek by…

  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    ★★★★★

    New Zealand director Andrew Dominik’s take on one of the most famous legends of the west is a stunning, haunting and poetic take on one of the renowned myths of the era. Brad Pitt has rarely been better than he is here as the leader of the James gang, but it is Casey Affleck’s career making portrayal of the titular coward that is most memorable. Lingering looks, underlying homoeroticism, admiration bordering on obsession, it is a magnificent, tragic performance that…