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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Sing Street
  • Whistle Down the Wind

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★½

  • Grass Is Greener

  • The Harder They Fall

    ★★★★

  • The Deadly Mantis

    ★★

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  • Nine Days

    Nine Days

    I was recently sent a link to 9 of some of the best films to play at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and as I'm stuck in self-isolation I'm excited to burn through all of these. The first one I chose to view was 'Nine Days', a movie I knew absolutely nothing about other than it starred Winston Duke and Zazie Beetz and had received a lot of favourable reviews on this site all of which enticed me. What I…

  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    ★★

    I really didn't like 'Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome', and I found it to be a massive disappointment after the really impressive first two films that I've watched for the first time in the last couple of days. My gut reaction after it was that it was a one star piece of absolute pig shit (which if you've seen the movie you'll know is the resource that keeps Barter Town running, home of the last stragglers left in the post-apocalyptic waste…

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  • Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space

    Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space

    This was my first time watching Doctor Who for many years. I used to be a ‘Whovian’ but ended up growing out of it for whatever reason. But because of a conversation with a friend about how brilliant Jon Pertwee as the Doctor was, what with his karate skills and yellow motor car, I was compelled to take a look back at this childhood favourite. I’m pleased to say ‘Spearhead From Space’ was still very enjoyable, with such a great…

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    ★★★½

    Having required a reassessment overtime as one of the best Bond films, its strange to come to 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' now for the first time with these dual reputations: on the one hand its a favourite of many fans of the series, and on the other hand its the one that was the first dud of the franchise with an Australian Bond who made headlines at the time for how un-Bond he was. I'm a fan of all…

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  • Bait

    Bait

    ★★★★½

    Look. I could waffle on about how great 'Bait' is, but I think that might take away from the film’s strange, understated mystique. 'Bait' is something much needed in the age of soulless remakes and endless cash-in sequels; starkly original and unique, and a movie that makes use of cinema in an inspired way. Director Mark Jenkin shot the movie on black and white 16mm film, that he hand developed and had overdubbed in post as the print was silent.…

  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★

    I could feel my brain cells marching out of my brain in droves throughout all 130 minutes of this. So, so, so, so, so impossibly dumb. I've watched a lot of Godzilla films. I've seen All Monsters Attack. But without the horrendous dubbing the Toho movies have, the dialogue is laughably corny. And I say laughably, cos yeah it was pretty entertaining. I stuffed my face with popcorn, me and my mate laughed out loud at the baffling script, but…