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  • The Thing
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • Jaws
  • Blue Velvet

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  • Requiem for a Vampire

    ★★★

  • Second Coming

    ★★★

  • Germany Year Zero

    ★★★★

  • Buena Vista Social Club

    ★★★★

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  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    ★★★★½

    All I've heard and read about Summer of Soul since its release was just how great it is. That's a lot of hype to live up to, but in a way the universal praise is reassuring. From the very first moments I felt like I was in safe hands, then Stevie Wonder began playing the drums and I was sold. It's safe to say that Questlove's Summer of Soul meets expectations quite comfortably.


    The music is excellent, all of the…

  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    ★★★★

    Okay, it's time to put the cards on the table. I've never really listened to much Talking Heads. And I am into music in quite a big way, they just sort of passed me by, I guess. Well I only recently realised I had been paying for the BFI subscription and not really used it. What better way to motivate myself to watch some of the films on the service than to set a cancellation. Yep, I must watch all…

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  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★★

    I'm not alone in this, but Candyman 2021 has been top of my 'most anticipated' list for quite a long time. The original Candyman remains a slightly underappreciated masterpiece of 90s horror but the sequels were so-so. Candyman 2021 is one of a seemingly long line of franchise movies to disregard the existing sequels in order to appear as a direct follow-up to the now 30 year old original.

    It's a film that attempts to fit a great number of…

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★★

    Horroctober 2021

    There was a time between 1997 and 1999 that if you had asked me what the best film ever made was, I’d have told you Scream. It’s influence on my discovery of movies, and horror specifically, was monumental. Scream was the catalyst to so many films; Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and so many more. I’ve seen it innumerable times, yet somehow when I watch Scream I still notice new things. Last year when…