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Manhunter – 8.5/10
I didn’t realise that this was based on the Red Dragon novel. This meant that all the twists and turns were spoiled for me. I really wish I had watched this first, as it is a far superior piece of cinema. Michael Mann is so far ahead of Brett Ratner as a director, it almost feels churlish to make comparisons.
I was not familiar with CSI star William Petersen, who seems a bit of an odd choice…
The Silence of the Lambs - 10/10
For some reason, I had never seen any of the other films in this series. I decided to get the box set and give them all a go. Giving this another re-watch was the only way to begin.
A timeless masterpiece. A deserved winner of the 'big 5' Oscar categories. Arguable career best performances from Sir Anthony and Jodie Foster. Although I do think that Hopkins performance seems to get a little bit…
Ghost Stories - 8/10
A well written, finely crafted British horror film which is genuinely creepy. It feels like such a long time since we've had a film like this. I think any horror enthusiast who grew up on 70's/80's horror will enjoy it.
There are a few splashes of dark humour here and there and the casting is superb. Paul Whitehouse was a particularly inspired piece of casting. He is such a talented character actor. I would love to…
Avengers: Infinity War - 9/10
The most impressive juggling act of all time. It should be a convoluted, overly-busy mess but it has obviously been meticulously planned by the Russo's. This is without doubt one of the most ambitious blockbusters ever made and every single risk they've taken has paid off.
Its almost impossible for a superhero film to deviate too much from the often complained about, predictable template. On paper, infinity war is the same old story of a…