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  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death 1946

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Apr, 2015

    This was such a treat. Both a beautiful slice of postmodern surreality and a good old fashioned wartime romance, this was the seamless melding of idea and application, with some impressive visuals for the time. Whosever Top 4 I picked this to watch from, thanks kindly!

  • The Rainmaker

    The Rainmaker 1997

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Apr, 2015

    Mission to Grisham... done.

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  • M

    M 1931

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Aug, 2012 2

    The whole film is excellent - some of the strange idiosyncrasies of the new talkie film era, such as overdubbing and silent outdoor scenes, work unusually in its favour even to a modern day audience. The set-up, children singing in the street about a murderer whose presence looms over them, is a masterclass, and its depiction of the whole town, suffering under this wicked spell, is something that has been emulated throughout film history. But the film is a standout…

  • Time of the Wolf

    Time of the Wolf 2003

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Aug, 2012

    Another review of this I read said (roughly) "about as much fun as you'd expect a Haneke post-apocalypse movie to be, i.e. no fucking fun at all" and I can't really put it better than that.