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  • The Breakfast Club
  • The Big Lebowski
  • This Is England
  • Clerks

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  • Happy-Go-Lucky

    ★★★★½

  • Wish You Were Here

    ★★★★½

  • The Hills Have Eyes

    ★★★★½

  • Lakeview Terrace

    ★★★

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  • Happy-Go-Lucky

    Happy-Go-Lucky

    ★★★★½

    Sally Hawkins puts in an incredibly exuberant performance as Poppy, a primary school teacher living in North London in this slice-of-life drama from Mike Leigh. Her relentlessly positive attitude isn’t always well-received by the movie’s other characters, but that only makes her consistent happiness all the more endearing for the audience. 

    In most ways this is a character study on Poppy, but as is usually the case with Leigh’s films, there’s a lot of commentary on British culture, class disparity…

  • Wish You Were Here

    Wish You Were Here

    ★★★★½

    Has all the makings of a cult classic, from its striking cinematography to the relentlessly endearing lead performance from Emily Lloyd. Wish you were here is a British drama focusing on the experiences of a young, free-spirited woman as she traverses a post-war landscape of British conservatism. Along the way, you see her early sexual encounters & the scrutiny she faces for being just a little bit different, usually from the men in her life. 

    Lloyd steals the show as the…

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★

    Wasn’t a huge fan of this when it first released a few years ago so I decided to give it another go tonight. Took something a lot different from it this time and enjoyed it way more. 

    The mother-daughter relationship at the heart is so heartfelt and incredibly well-acted. The chemistry between Ronan and Metcalf is uncanny and you can feel their pent-up love and frustration for each other in every scene they share. Even the arguments they have illustrate…

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★★★

    As much as I love Taxi Driver, I think this might be my new favourite movie from Scorsese. After Hours follows Griffin Dunne as Paul, a seemingly average office worker who embarks on a one-night odyssey through the rainy, unpredictable streets of NYC, simply trying to get home. Everything that could go wrong does and he meets an eccentric variety of characters along the way. 

    I’m a sucker for any movie that takes place over a single day, but After…