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  • Interstellar
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  • The Goonies
  • Taxi Driver

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★★

  • Barry Lyndon

    ★★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★½

  • Johnny English Reborn

    ★★★★½

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  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    ★★★★★

    This may be one of the greatest films ever made! ‘Barry Lyndon’ emerges as an unparalleled cinematic gem, capturing the essence of beauty and storytelling in a breathtaking fusion. Stanley Kubrick's directorial brilliance shines through, turning each frame into a visual masterpiece reminiscent of classical paintings. The film transcends its literary origins, with Kubrick's unmistakable trademark style seamlessly blending romantic, existentialist, dramatic, tragic, poetic, elegant, and luscious elements from Thackeray's novel.

    Spanning the entirety of Redmond Barry's adult life, the…

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★★★★★

    ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is one of Scorsese’s most daring films yet. What an incredibly thrilling film by the greatest director of all time! Much of the credit should go to Robert De Niro, who turns in one of his best performances in a long while as the merciless puppeteer controlling Leonardo DiCaprio's weak character. Leo is also at his best, as Scorsese wisely uses several extended shots to isolate DiCaprio’s facial expressions and depict the character's inner torment.…

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★★

    The extended edition of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ stands as a testament to Peter Jackson's unparalleled achievement in adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece to the screen. Jackson's dedication to the source material is evident, crafting a trilogy that remains unparalleled in cinematic history. The extended editions, in particular, enrich the experience, delving deeper into Middle Earth and character development.

    This cinematic marvel not only withstood the test of time but continues to shine, especially in…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune' is a visual marvel, immersing viewers in a world of gargantuan aircraft and structures that evoke a sense of awe. The film skillfully introduces a cast of characters grappling with nature's trials, adding depth to the storyline. Villeneuve and DP Greig Fraser excel in developing the universe's design and geopolitics, teasing constant anticipation for new discoveries. The production quality, score by Hans Zimmer, and tangible visuals create a fully-formed, captivating experience, honouring Frank Herbert's visionary writing.

    Despite…

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    ★★★★★

    ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers’ (Extended Edition) is nothing short of a phenomenal cinematic masterpiece. Surpassing the high bar set by its predecessor, this film proves to be as captivating, if not better. The anticipation for the third installment is palpable, fueled by the outstanding portrayal of Helms Deep, a sequence that stands as a testament to the film's excellence. The CGI rendering of Gollum is nothing short of remarkable, defying the test of time even 18…

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

    ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ stands out as a cinematic delight, showcasing Wes Anderson's unmatched ability to create visually stunning and emotionally resonant films. It could easily be considered his magnum opus, a delightful masterpiece that effortlessly blends whimsy and melancholy. The film's meticulous attention to detail is awe-inspiring, leaving viewers marvelling at the precision without feeling overwhelmed by perfectionism. Every frame is a work of art, a testament to Anderson's distinctive style, which he wholeheartedly embraces and elevates in this…