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  • The Apartment
  • American Honey
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Secrets & Lies

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  • Witness for the Prosecution

  • The Flame of New Orleans

  • Inglourious Basterds

  • The Dry

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  • Witness for the Prosecution

    Witness for the Prosecution

    Delicious, holds up so well on a re-watch.

    Wilder moved effortlessly between genres and his take on Agatha Christie and courtroom drama feels wholly his, his trademark wit bristles through his ensemble. Charles Laughton delivers a perfect blend of drama, sharp humour - his voice is so distinctive it's easy to forget how good a physical performance this is, while Dietrich's casting fills the whole thing, with foreboding dread.

    All the components are there and add up to a film…

  • The Flame of New Orleans

    The Flame of New Orleans

    Picked up the BFI Boxset of Marlene Dietrich at Universal because I can't get enough of her & seemed like a great chance to continue to dig into her filmography.

    This is a silly romp, a joyous comedy, even if in spite of a short running time, it begins to drag towards the end. There's some great Dietrich costumes, from her striking black gothic-like outfits through to the spectacular wedding dress, and while Rene Clair (whose work I'd love to dig…

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  • Notes on Blindness

    Notes on Blindness

    ★★★½

    Thank God for independent cinema. It's refreshing to see something that is confidently its own thing; it stands out, it challenges form and, in those moments where all its elements come together, it really connects. Notes on Blindness is hugely inventive, sensitive and wholly imaginative film, so much so that, that I'm almost left regretful that it didn't connect for me throughout. The combination of stunning imagery and poetic prose are captivating, but something in it contemplative nature allowed my…

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ★★★★★

    OH MY GOD IT WAS AMAZING AND EVERYTHING I'VE EVER WANTED TO SEE ON A CINEMA SCREEN SINCE I STARTED READING COMICS! I SAID THIS ABOUT THE LAST ONE BUT HEY WHO CARES THIS WAS THE BEST!!!