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  • Pride & Prejudice
  • The Iron Claw
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
  • 13 Going on 30

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  • Bob Marley: One Love

    ★★★

  • The Pacific

    ★★★★

  • Saving Private Ryan

    ★★★★½

  • Band of Brothers

    ★★★★

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  • The Iron Claw

    The Iron Claw

    ★★★★★

    "Tonight, I walk with my brothers."

    I can't even express how sad this film made me. I was in tears for the last 20 minutes. The story of the Von Erich's is maybe the most tragic in wrestling and I was really worried that it would be flattened out by the Hollywood machine. Instead, almost by some miracle, their story was treated with care and empathy. It was tender and gentle where I didn't expect it to be.

    What makes…

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    ★★★★★

    "He can't fight me. I'm him."

    Viewed purely as a sequel to the original, I could see why this is so disliked. It doesn't follow any previously set rules and sorely lacks the signature "killing people in dreams" hook that made the original so special.

    Viewed as a slasher about sexuality? It's outstanding. Freddy is a gay man, the scariest thing of all in the 80's. Freddy is fueled by the collective homophobia of society. Freddy is the fear of…

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  • Bob Marley: One Love

    Bob Marley: One Love

    ★★★

    It's the textbook definition of an okay music biopic.

    Also if you made a drinking game of Lashana Lynch's accent slips you'd be dead before the third act.

  • Tombstone

    Tombstone

    ★★★★

    Dudes rock.

    Honestly, my only complaint is that it should've been an hour longer. The first two acts are strong, well paced slow burns and then the third act is a continuous frenetic montage that just messes up the atmosphere and payoff.

    Val Kilmer, man. Oh my. Oh my.

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  • Blonde

    Blonde

    ★★★★★

    Blonde is not a biopic. Blonde is an examination of the inherently dehumanising nature of the image. How we can never truly know someone. How we give into the image and the lie that it is.

    Every relationship Norma has is defined by the gap between how she sees herself and how others see her. The conflict of the self and perception. Her treatment is entirely caught up in this image of Marilyn Monroe. The image of the Blonde, one…

  • Read It and Weep

    Read It and Weep

    ★★★★

    I can't stress how much I loved this as a kid.

    Like, I would watch it every single time it aired.

    Every. Single. Time.