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  • Drive
  • Blow Out
  • Naked Lunch
  • Battle Royale

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  • Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★

  • The House of the Devil

    ★★★

  • The Incredible Hulk

  • Bound

    ★★★★

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  • The Warriors

    The Warriors

    ★★★★★

    Watched on Amazon Prime because, for some reason, the superior theatrical cut of the film has never been given a blu ray release. Release the theatrical cut on blu ray you cowards!

    When I was young and saw the Warriors for the first time, taped off a late night showing on BBC2, I was convinced that it might be the coolest film of all time. The colourful gangs, Cyrus's plan, Swan the noble leader and Ajax the badass warrior. The…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    I had planned to rewatch Mulholland Drive on the anniversary of its premiere at Cannes, which in my mind was May 17th 2001. Then I found out last night that the premiere was actually on May 16th. By that point it was too late, but never one to let a technicality get in the way I decided I would forge ahead this morning anyway.

    Mulholland Drive has been my favourite film since probably my second or third viewing, where most…

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  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★

    I was, for some reason, braced for the worst when it came to rewatching Kong: Skull Island. For some reason, all I seemed to remember about it is that it has just a touch too much Marvel-esque modern blockbuster humour, and that it has a cast that's too large with too little to do.

    But upon coming back to it for the first time since the cinema, I was taken with how fun it actually is. Perhaps the best thing…

  • The House of the Devil

    The House of the Devil

    ★★★

    After the delight that was X, and very much anticipating a UK release of Pearl any year now, I've been interested in seeing exactly what else Ti West has to offer. So, perusing the Amazon Prime watchlist last night, The House of the Devil jumped out at me as one that I have long been neglecting.

    And, it's okay. Good, even. It tells the story of broke college student Samantha (Jocelin Donahue) who takes on a babysitting job at a…

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    ★★★★★

    The problem with The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is that I can't really talk about it without talking about my dad. I've started this review in my head several times over trying to figure out how to talk around the subject, but I don't think it's going to be possible. So, you can look at the score and bail now, confident that you know I love this film (and I do love this film), or if you like,…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★★

    Robert Eggers has slowly and surely been building himself an exciting career as one of my favourite modern filmmakers. I legitimately think The Witch is a masterpiece, the vanguard of a new movement of atmospheric slow-burn horror films in the 2010s, and The Lighthouse was a strong follow up with him continuing to build on his inimitable style and sensibility, drawing some fantastic performances out of Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe in the process. So I was delighted when it…