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  • Chinatown
  • The Godfather
  • Casablanca
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • Time Bandits

    ★★½

  • The French Connection

    ★★★★½

  • Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

  • Manhunter

    ★★★★★

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  • Time Bandits

    Time Bandits

    ★★½

    Watched this loads as a kid but hadn't seen it for at least 25 years.

    Absolutely loved the concept and the designs of the film. What a cracking idea and some of the set pieces were amazing.

    But it really felt like some kind of after school BBC special rather than a decent film. There were some decent scary-ish bits but didn't really go too far as it was more of a kids film. And the humour was pretty bad.…

  • The French Connection

    The French Connection

    ★★★★½

    It shouldn't be that good. It's mostly some cops following and chasing guys around new york looking for drugs. But it's bloody brilliant!

    Gene Hackman is amazing as usual and Popeye is his best character for sure. The action choreography is amazing, even the car chase is great and the camerawork is fantastic.

    Cleaned up at the oscars the year it came out and with good reason. And if you don't like it then you've clearly been picking your feet in Poughkeepsie!

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  • Conan the Barbarian

    Conan the Barbarian

    ★★★★★

    Not even a nostalgia thing I just think this film is genuinely brilliant. Made for adults, very violent and none of this toned down crap you get these days to get the box office numbers up.

    You had John Milius who is passionate about old weaponry and knows how to write macho dialogue. Arnie just before he went through the stratosphere with terminator. James Earl Jones is one of the best all time villains here and you'll struggle to find…

  • Doctor Zhivago

    Doctor Zhivago

    ★★★★★

    One of the most beautiful films ever made