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  • Harakiri
  • Persona
  • Rushmore
  • Dune

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  • Gangs of New York

    ★★★½

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★

  • Porco Rosso

    ★★★½

  • Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★

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  • Gangs of New York

    Gangs of New York

    ★★★½

    It's not often that I'd like to see the longer cut of a near three hour film, but Scorcese's sprawling epic set in 1863 New York is one of those. Supposedly, there's a four hour cut knocking about in a basement that will probably never see the light of day, and it's a shame, because, as ambitious as Gangs Of New York is, it doesn't quite sell you on Leonardo DiCaprio's character arc in the way the longer version may…

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★

    With `Punch-Drunk Love,' writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson has narrowed his focus somewhat from his two previous films, `Boogie Nights' and `Magnolia,' to concentrate more intensely on a single individual subject. Barry is a wholly unique creation, a man who seems barely sane at times, yet who also strikes chords of familiarity in the viewer. How many of us cannot identify in at least some way with the obsessions, anxieties and sense of hopelessness that plague Barry to such an exaggerated…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★★

    Mesmerising. I can’t imagine a better adaptation of (the first half of) Dune than this.Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part 1 captures the feel of Frank Herbert’s novel perfectly and effectively adapts all the major story beats of the first half of the book.The overall pacing is faster than I had anticipated despite the generally calm rhythm within each scene. There was never a dull moment and the 155 minutes flew by.Some less narratively important scenes/ side plots from the source material…

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★½

    Wonderfully weird and brilliantly brutal, this film has a bit of everything. It's got great comedy and absorbing action sequences. Margot Robbie and Idris Elba play their parts perfectly but the standout for me is King Shark (Sly Stallone). Although it's CGI and he doesn't have much to say, you adore him almost immediately. If you're a fan of gore and superhero films that have an awesome sense of humour (much like Guardians), a decent storyline and characters you get…