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  • Ida 2013

    ★★★ Watched 25 Nov, 2014

    Whilst I cannot deny the stark beauty of the black and white photography, and the eloquence of the lead actress, I did struggle to stay focused. With sparse dialogue, it's certainly a film that's hard to latch on to, even for short, 82-minute picture.

  • Contact 1997

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 Nov, 2014

    I do love me some good sci-fi, and Contact continues to grow on me as a marvellous entry in the genre. Dr Ellie Arroway lifelong search for answers of whether we're alone in the universe or not whilst dealing with loneliness in her life is played with great effect by Jodie Foster, her character drives the film to the emphatic finale where elements of Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey are visually apparent. Zemeckis' follow up to the acclaimed Forrest Gump comes close to being a masterpiece, but it's good enough for me.

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  • Jaws 1975

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Jul, 2013 1

    No review needed. If you haven't seen Jaws, you're dead to me.

  • Zodiac 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 16 Jun, 2014

    I've often ignored Zodiac. Choosing to watch Fight Club countless times and scream from the rooftops that the no-holds barred film is Fincher's best, not least because it's my favourite film, but because I hadn't seen Zodiac enough.

    With my adoration for the above parked for the evening, it was high time I tackled Zodiac for only my fourth viewing.

    162 minutes later my fourth watch was the most memorable.

    I came away with a much more transparent understanding of…