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  • Years and Years

    Years and Years

    ★★★★★

    Russell T Davis returns to knock it out once more with this wonderful future-shock family drama. Up there as one of the best television offering of the year so far.

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  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    ★★★★★

    Quite simply, with out any degree of hyperbole, one of the greatest mini-series of modern times.
    Phenomenal performances from a truly exceptional ensemble cast. Taut and tense writing that truly hammers home the abject horror of the event and its potential impact on the world had it not have been for the sacrifice of the brave men & women who tirelessly and selflessly laid their lives on the line for the greater good. Remarkable and breathtaking television.

  • The Blair Witch Project

    The Blair Witch Project

    ★★★★★

    One of the most iconic, atmospheric and genuinely scary independent horror movies of the last 20 years. I still remember to this day the effect of seeing this movie in the cinema, knowing next to nothing about it and being utterly blown away by the sheer invention and increasing sense of dread that built to THAT ending, I loved it so much that it became one of my all time favourite horror movies. I still love this film that much two decades later.

  • Frank

    Frank

    ★★★★½

    Funny, warm, incredibly odd and eminently likeable, Frank is a bold and barking musical odyssey. Micheal Fassbender is remarkable, considering he spends the majority of the film under a papier-mâché head.

    For my full review of Frank, visit Mr Mid's Awesome Blog.

  • Everything is Illuminated

    Everything is Illuminated

    ★★★★

    A fantastic adaptation of one of my favourite books. Eugene Hutz is an absolute revelation in this movie!

  • Goldfinger

    Goldfinger

    ★★★★½

    This is the film many would pick to show Bond off to the uninitiated as it has it all. Two great villains in Goldfinger and his goon Oddjob and all of the requisite thrills and spill one comes to expect of a Bond film. Class.

  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love

    ★★★★

    Back for more and the quality is still holding up. The ongoing Bond villain template is set with Rosa Klebb and her deadly footwear and we are further introduced to the shadowy SPECTRE organisation and its illusive but yet unseen mastermind.

  • Dr. No

    Dr. No

    ★★★★

    The one that started it all. Connery sets the precedent for all performances to follow and a cinematic icon is born.

  • The Exorcist III

    The Exorcist III

    ★★★★½

    I know this film isn’t for everyone, for every person who enthuses about it there’s another calling it trash, but it is a much better continuation of the story than the lamentable Exorcist 2: The Heretic. Directed by William Peter Beatty, the author of The Exorcist, this is a daring, dreamlike, at times surreal but always fascinating continuation of the story. George C Scott is brilliant and Brad Dourif is simply phenomenal.

  • Exorcist II: The Heretic

    Exorcist II: The Heretic

    ★½

    An embarrassingly bad follow up to one of the greatest horror films of all time. Skip this and instead view the vastly superior Exorcist 3.

  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

    Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

    ★★★★

    A brilliant and intimate documentary on the making of Man on the Moon. Fascinating to see archival footage of the making of that film and the lengths Jimbo went to make Andy live again.

  • Flatliners

    Flatliners

    ½

    Why?! Why?! Why?!!!! Seriously though...why?