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  • American Psycho

    American Psycho 2000

    Watched 26 Jul, 2015

    A supremely cool dissection of 80s consumerism and the white collar world that allows men to indulge their more narcissistic tendencies. Bale inhabits the lead role with total commitment, his Patrick Bateman is creepy but more importantly hilariously out of touch. The fetishisation of the newly printed business cards was just brilliant.

  • A Single Man

    A Single Man 2009

    Rewatched 19 Jul, 2015

    A sensuous meditation on disconnection, A Single Man is both hopeful and melancholic in equal parts. Ford's eye for detail is impeccable and I hope to see him return to the director's chair in the near future.

  • The Descent

    The Descent 2005

    Watched 10 Jul, 2015

    The overwhelming sense of claustrophobia is established almost immediately and the tension is masterfully ratcheted up from there. Spelunking eh?... Fuck That!

  • Black Dynamite

    Black Dynamite 2009

    Watched 03 Jul, 2015

    A genuinely funny and affectionate blaxploitation tribute. It looks fantastic and has great attention to detail. My gosh, Michael Jai White is too much man for just one man.

  • The Party

    The Party 1968

    Watched 29 Jun, 2015

    Despite the inherently problematic central character, Sellers channels Jacques Tati's M. Hulot to great comic effect. The ever heightening absurdity and flurry of activity make for an immensely gleeful watch.

  • Repo Man

    Repo Man 1984

    Watched 19 Jun, 2015

    A delightfully anarchic takedown of Reagan era America. Perhaps a little adolescent in its delivery and symbolism, but ultimately creates an atmosphere of wicked vitality.

  • Munich

    Munich 2005

    Watched 19 Jun, 2015

    Blurring the line between terrorist and counter-terrorist, Spielberg's Munich is gripping and whilst lagging a little in its final third, offers many satisfying and well crafted sequences.

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men 1957

    Rewatched 05 Jun, 2015

    Taut and beautifully composed, yet never flashy and with an assembled cast of some of the most expressive faces ever to be put on screen.