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  • Jaws
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Sunset Boulevard
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  • Miller's Crossing

    ★★★★★

  • Our Christmas Love Song

    ★★★

  • Gone Baby Gone

    ★★★★

  • Moments Like This Never Last

    ★★★

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  • Miller's Crossing

    Miller's Crossing

    There are many contenders for the title of "best Coen brothers film ever", depending on your own personal taste and what day of the week it is. But I'd worry about someone who didn't at least consider Miller's Crossing up there in the uppermost tier.

    Gabriel Byrne plays Tom Reagan, the right hand man to a crime boss named Leo (Albert Finney). Tom does a lot of Leo's dirty work, but he always knows the reason for doing things. That…

  • Our Christmas Love Song

    Our Christmas Love Song

    Alicia Witt has made a good living over the past decade or so by appearing in a LOT of TV movies, mainly ones set during the Christmas period. There may be some stars who have headlined more titles, although I haven't done any actual counting to make sure, but she definitely feels like someone who sits quite high up on the tree.

    Here she plays Melody, a successful country music star who is stunned when an old friend accuses her…

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  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    I don't think it's overstating the fact to say that Trainspotting was one of the defining films of the 1990s. Slowly but surely, almost everyone involved with the film developed a pretty successful film career (with Ewan McGregor, arguably, going on to be the most successful). Danny Boyle confidently delivered on that film-savvy potential that he'd shown with Shallow Grave. The soundtrack was one of the best of the decade, and the marketing and poster design is still being utilised…

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    AKA that film that features Patrick Stewart as the leader of a bunch of neo-Nazis. AKA "Do you feel lucky, punk?"

    Written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, who previously gave us the excellent Blue Ruin (and before that gave us Murder Party - which I have yet to watch), Green Room could accurately be described as a snarling beast of a film. It feels raw and visceral throughout, and not just because the main protagonists are members of a punk…