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  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★½

    Now I get why Spike did an Oldboy remake, dude is all over the shop!

    His last film was a friggin’ masterpiece, but this? 

    A Didactic and cheese-coated hot mess.

    Watch at your own risk...

  • Wait Until Dark

    Wait Until Dark

    ★★★★½

    My wife:  “This is my kind of film.” 

    Audrey Hepburn in this Oscar nominated performance is revelatory as a blind woman besieged by some bad dudes that try to play on her vulnerability in order to retrieve a drug-stuffed doll that has circumstantially found its way into her possession via her photographer husband. Mind games ensue, but it isn’t long before all involved realise that this woman is as smart, strong and perceptive as she is vulnerable. Alan Arkin plays…

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  • Caché

    Caché

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “I like the multiplicity of books, because each book is different in the mind of each reader. It's the same with this film - if 300 people are in a cinema watching it, they will all see a different film, so in a way there are thousands of different versions of "Caché (Hidden)". The point being that, despite what TV shows us, and what the news stories tell us, there is never just one truth, there is only personal truth.”

  • Where Is My Friend's House?

    Where Is My Friend's House?

    ★★★★★

    Grandfather's Friend:''What I mean to say is, suppose the kid did nothing wrong. What would you do? What then?''
    Grandfather:''I'd find an excuse and give him a beating every other week. So he wouldn't forget.''

    Often it's the smallest and simplest observations on life that are the most emotionally resonant and impactful, as is the case with Abbas Kiarostami's 1987 film Where Is the Friend's Home, where we see immense compassion and loyalty from a child who navigates a world…