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  • In the Mood for Love
  • Election
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • Babette's Feast

  • Last Night in Soho

    ★★½

  • Big Night

  • The Ring Two

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★

    I mean yes, Sandler is excellent, but this film is exhausting. I often feel like the constant movement and escalation of stakes was at the expense of anything else to engage with it on. I just didn’t care what happened to anyone - I didn’t feel I had time to, given the break-neck speed that the plot moves.

  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    ★★★

    Always delighted by Guy Ritchie on a London gangster bit, but there were two scenes that really soured it - we've moved on from "funny name" gags (not your joke to tell anymore anyway), and the circumstances of a Shakespeare quote from the worst play was also the worst.

    Bruv, do better. I could've loved it, but ...

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