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  • Vertigo
  • Casablanca
  • Double Indemnity
  • Dangerous Liaisons

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  • Decision to Leave

    ★★★★

  • Funny Pages

    ★★★

  • Nope

    ★★★½

  • Bullet Train

    ★★½

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  • 1900

    1900

    ★★★★★

    Wrote this piece on Watching Bertolucci's 1900 for the MostlyFilm blog. 

    Amusingly, it consistently remained in the top three Most Read posts on the blog because of the dodgy search terms. 

    Anyway, this was one of the all-time great cinema experiences.

  • The Clock

    The Clock

    ★★★★★

    The following write-up originally appeared as a blog post on ViewLondon.

    Last weekend I watched thirteen straight hours (from 7.25pm on Saturday through to 8.25am on Sunday) of Christian Marclay's The Clock at the Purcell Room in the Hayward Gallery. I then slept, on and off, between 8.22 and 11.45 (I saw 10am, for example) because I wanted to see mid-day and I eventually left at 12.15pm on Sunday. I also live-tweeted the experience from 9.39pm until 8.26pm (when my…

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  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    ★★½

    This is watchable enough but it too often felt lazy and derivative (the director is clearly a big Guy Ritchie fan). There are several moments where the scriptwriters only got as far as the idea of the joke and not the joke itself. Slight SPOILER, but the water bottle gag is a good case in point. The joke is done as soon as the introductory caption appears - the rest of it isn’t funny at all. (Same gag would have…

  • Flux Gourmet

    Flux Gourmet

    This one needs a bit of digesting.

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  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★★

    You know when you come out of a movie and you go, “God DAMN, that was really fucking great”? That.
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    Reviewed for Hero Collector.

  • Boiling Point

    Boiling Point

    ★★★★

    Really enjoyed Boiling Point, a terrific single-take thriller, starring Stephen Graham as the highly pressurised head chef of a busy restaurant. Great ensemble cast, gripping script, excellent deployment of Chekhov’s Nut Allergy.