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  • Ill Met by Moonlight

    Ill Met by Moonlight

    ★★★½

    Powell and Pressburger's final collaboration as The Archers - though not the last time they'd work together, sees them return once more to WW2 for a sprightly adventure yarn. It's rather conventional, a far cry from their master-works, but still highly entertaining as it follows the fact based exploits of real life British army officer Patrick Leigh Fermor, a self-professed 'latter day Lord Byron' who played a part in the Cretan resistance during the German occupation of the island.

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  • The Ghoul

    The Ghoul

    ★★½

    Very creaky, even for the early thirties. The Ghoul wants to be a Universal monster movie but ends up stuck halfway between being a ripoff of The Mummy and a poorly executed The Old Dark House, two superior Boris Karloff led movies that I ended up wishing I was watching instead.

    Despite being rather tedious it's an admirable effort considering the much lower budget provided by smaller British production company Gaumont British and director T. Hayes Hunter is able to…

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    The Final Cut. Cinema City, Norwich.

    Tonight my dream came true. Blade Runner on the big screen. Every time I watch it it's a different experience, there's something new that I didn't notice before, details emerge from the rain and smog that weren't apparent before. Hearing the reverberating sound that begins the film, I was immediately immersed in the tech-noir world of Los Angeles, 2019 and this followed by the opening shots of industrial cityscape sent chills down my spine,…

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    I have to start by saying what an absolute travesty it is that international audiences (myself included) around the world have been robbed of the opportunity to see this in cinemas due to lack of studio faith. This is an insult to audience intelligence, a massive frustration for serious film enthusiasts and a worrisome prospect for talented filmmakers. Netflix once again becomes a last minute dumping ground for unwanted goods, but luckily this time it isn't down to poor quality.…