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  • Taxi Driver 1976

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Oct, 2014

    There was a review here, but one day a real rain came and washed it all clean.

    Nah in all seriousness, I toyed with writing something but then I realised it's all been said. No one really needs to see another review about this. It's a classic that bears repeated viewing.

    Actually, here's something novel and personal to me to say about this; the sadly all too platonic relationship between Albert Brooks and the divine Cybill Shepherd puts me in…

  • Nixon 1995

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Oct, 2014 6

    Whilst my fellow Letterboxders are spending their time watching films featuring the likes of Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees, I decided to witness the real bogeyman of America.

    Oliver Stone's 1995 film Nixon remains my favourite of the director's works. Granted some of the striking imagery - a trademark of Stone's specifically in his previous film, the first in the presidential trilogy JFK - may appear a little heavy handed, dated and ill employed now, but this is…

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  • Berberian Sound Studio 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Jan, 2013 10

    My word.

    What an amazing film.

    Firstly if you're a nerd for the aesthetics of film, you'll love it. The 70s setting, the Giallo references are all perfect that you don't think of it as a present day film set in the 70s, this could be a lost forgotten 70s film.

    Secondly, if you're a nerd for the mechanics of film, the technology, you'll REALLY love it.

    I belong in the former camp really but this film has really given…

  • A Field in England 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Jul, 2013 23

    Oh Wheatley you weird mad fucker. You're just not happy unless your audience is completely and utterly bemused are you? Just when you give us something we can all grasp easily and find palatable (albeit dark of course) in Sightseers, you go and throw up this one.

    Imagine if Michael Reeves took an LSD trip when making The Witchfinder General. Think of Peter Watkins Culloden or Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo's Winstanley on shrooms. Chuck in a liberal dose of…