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  • Midnight Run

    Midnight Run 1988

    ★★★★ Rewatched 20 Apr, 2015

    "De Niro's turn here is a far cry from the pantomimic style of his nineties and noughties comedies, and is all the better for it. Perversely, this emerges as his best comic performance precisely because De Niro doesn't play it for laughs, instead crafting Jack as a character of several shades, most of which are light, but with a few darker hues interspersed... [Grodin] provides a wonderful foil for De Niro to play off, the two actors delightfully fostering one of the great buddy partnerships of the eighties". Read my full review of Midnight Run at Film Intel

  • Wooden Crosses

    Wooden Crosses 1932

    ★★★ Watched 15 Apr, 2015

    "Whilst Wooden Crosses is frequently an excellent historical recreation of World War One, as a narrative piece of cinema however it unfortunately feels less impressive. Bernard drifts in and out of telling an actual story, at times presenting Gilbert as the film's primary focus but at others simply allowing events to play out as a series of loosely connected vignettes". Read my full review of Wooden Crosses at Film Intel

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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