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  • Psycho
  • The Great Dictator
  • Alien
  • GoldenEye

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  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★½

  • Belfast

    ★★★

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★½

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    ★★★

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  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★½

    There are scenes in this that I just adore, I think Roddy gives a brilliant central performance and the climax leading to and including the speech is one of my favourite things in all these Apes films.

    I always feel it drags somewhat in the middle and despite its relatively short running time I just don’t think there’s enough story there to really sustain it.

    I should say, I watched the extended version and I consider it the better version of the film.

  • Belfast

    Belfast

    ★★★

    I was kinda meh about The Fabelmans too so maybe I’m just not all that fussed about this sub genre of directors making semi autobiographical films about their childhoods?

    Looks beautiful and I liked a good deal of the performances (Dench bringing me to the point of welling up at one point) but whenever the film tries to keep up with something resembling a plot it falls down for me.

    I’d probably have preferred it if they’d gone totally slice-of-life with it.

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  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

    ★★★★

    I was initially quite disappointed when Spielberg announced he wasn’t going to direct this one but now having seen it, I think I’m actually grateful that we got to see another directors take on a true Indiana Jones adventure.

    I had such a blast with this. An incredible delight to see Ford back as Indie one last time and he has all the charm and charisma you’d expect and want.

    I wasn’t really expecting to feel so moved coming out of an Indie film and the only other one that stirs similar emotions in me is Last Crusade (which is still my favourite of the five).

  • Moonraker

    Moonraker

    ★★★★★

    The most SCIENCE FACT film ever

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