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  • GoodFellas
  • The Lives of Others
  • True Romance
  • Touching the Void

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  • '71

    ★★★½

  • The Death of Stalin

    ★★★★

  • The Defiant Ones

    ★★★★

  • Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

    ★★★★

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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    Pleasantly surprised to find this was a genuinely good film. It's very nicely shot and very stylish (some of the action scenes in particular are very good) the story doesn't really drag and has plenty of drama, emotion and humour. In places Gal Gadot does appear to just be attractively confused as to what is going on - but to be fair this is in keeping with the character of Wonder Woman trying to work out what humanity is.

  • Foxcatcher

    Foxcatcher

    ★★★★

    A real slow burner of a movie that I really enjoyed. Very economic film making - all the characters keep their feelings and motivations very close resulting in a movie that is actually a very good example of 'show don't tell' (although if you can't cope with slow burn movies I wouldn't recommend it as there isn't actually much story) No time is spent building up character or backstory so the film just powers straight on efficiently telling this one specific story.

    Intense and claustrophobic at times its more of an atmospheric character study than an intense thriller

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  • Kung Fu Panda

    Kung Fu Panda

    ★★★★

    A fun, beautiful and amazingly animated film for children and adults (the score is also fantastic). Tai Lung's escape from prison is downright awesome and who doesn't want to see a dumpling loving Panda endearingly become a Kung Fu master?

    I don't know why this film doesn't get more praise alongside the likes of Shrek, Disney and Pixar. Everyone who has seen it enjoys it but when someone says 'best animated film' the suggestions are all Pixar and Disney movies.…

  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa

    ★★★★½

    As an animator myself (and never having seen a Charlie Kaufman film) I came into Anomalisa expecting to spend the majority of the movie scrutinising the animation itself more than the story. Within 10 minutes I almost forgot it was animated at all because I was watching one of the most vulnerable and moving performances I had ever seen. This is possibly the biggest praise I could ever give to the animators (who I have to say did a phonemenal…