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  • Her
  • Submarine
  • The Prestige
  • The Wind Rises

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  • Submarine

    ★★★★★

  • The Double

    ★★★★

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    ★★½

  • The Boat That Rocked

    ★★★

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  • Submarine

    Submarine

    ★★★★★

    So I was privileged enough to see this projected in 35mm film in London yesterday, with an introduction from Ayoade himself. A truly phenomenal film

  • The Big Short

    The Big Short

    ★★★★½

    So 10 years ago, Mckay directed Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby . This is one of the biggest transformations I've ever seen directorially, and I've genuinely no idea how he pulled this off.

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  • Rendezvous

    Rendezvous

    ★★★★★

    Sometimes the most simple ideas can be the most effective.

    Here, Claude Lelouch creates an 8 minute masterpiece just usig a car with a front mount camera. It is beautifully shot as the unknown driver tears though the streets of Paris at unthinkable speeds. To think this was achieved with no external help, and just one shot just adds to the film.

    Who really cares if the sound of the engine was dubbed, it does not detract this from being anything but a masterpiece.

    10/10

    Also, a better love story than twilight.

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    ★★★★

    "hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies"

    How this is top of IMDB's top rated films always baffles me. I mean, yes, undoubtedly it is a good film, but it is really let down by its pace. 2 and a half hours for a film based on a 200 page book is a little excessive, and it feels very slow at times. At around 1 hour 30 I remember thinking 'wait,…