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  • Macbeth

    Macbeth 1971

    ★★★★ Rewatched 28 Apr, 2016

    "Polanski and cinematographer Gil Taylor provide both sweeping landscapes and credible castle interiors for their version of the tragedy to unfold within. The director also relishes several of the story's supernatural elements, infusing a number of sequences with both chilling horror style and unsettlingly surreal execution". Read my full review of Macbeth at Film Intel

  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Apr, 2016

    Just as bewildering as you would expect from Peter Strickland, this is consistently beautiful and excellently performed.

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  • Home Alone

    Home Alone 1990

    ★★★★ Rewatched 01 Dec, 2012

    Joe Pesci delivers the biggest Christmas miracle of the '90s by not swearing for the entire film. Full review here

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Aug, 2012

    The weakest of Nolan's Batman films, but not by much. Strong performances and breathtaking action sequences, coupled with emotional and thematic threads satisfyingly tied up; this is a great conclusion to a superb trilogy. Full review here