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  • The Sixth Sense
  • The Father
  • Predestination
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  • Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★

  • Explorers

    ★★½

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★

  • The Birthday Cake

    ★½

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  • Love Hard

    Love Hard

    ★★

    Calling Die Hard a Christmas movie is not a personal trait.

  • Stillwater

    Stillwater

    ★★★½

    It's hard to feel anything too strong about Stillwater which is one of those movies that keeps your attention all the way through without ever actually demanding any significant emotional engagement. It was diverting throughout, as a film with a plot of this nature will often be in spite of itself.

    It's anchored by a few excellent performances, particularly from Damon. Usually to describe a performance as being devoid of charisma would be pejorative but that is central to Bill…

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  • L.A. Confidential

    L.A. Confidential

    ★★★★★

    99/100

    L.A Confidential to me represents the gold standard of storytelling. It's a rare film that treats its viewers like adults, allowing its labyrinthine plot to unfold without the constant need to babysit the audience with flashbacks and narration. It is an exercise in mutual trust. We the audience trust director Curtis Hanson and screenwriter Brian Helgeland to tie together the lengthy strings they create in their seemingly unrelated in countless plot threads. In return, the filmmakers trust in an…

  • The Cloverfield Paradox

    The Cloverfield Paradox

    ★★½

    Did Chris O'Dowd just lose his comic timing overnight? He seemed to be doing a B-grade impersonation of himself for the whole film. And in a film which seems to waste a plethora of acting talent on a shaky rehash of about 10 better sci-fi films, he stands out head and shoulders above the rest as the most painfully out of place element of the film. I assume you just have to blame the screenplay when you can anticipate the comedic one liner and snarky comments, something O'Dowd seems to realise in his half-hearted attemps at pulling them off