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  • Dirty Harry 1971

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

    1971's other crime movie that pushed the limits of what was acceptable in mainstream film, a crackerjack cast and a brilliantly brutal story whose intensity only escalates.

  • A Clockwork Orange 1971

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Jul, 2014

    My fiancee asked me, as the Blu-ray was starting, "just what kind of film is this? What genre would you say it's supposed to be?" 135 minutes later, I still couldn't really answer. A grimy, horrifying and hilarious masterpiece.

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  • Diana 2013

    Watched 21 Sep, 2013 4

    I demand someone, somewhere be held responsible for this atrocity. Wooden, sloppy and hilariously silly, this is amateur-hour filmmaking and a disappointment on every level. Avoid. For your own sake. (Mitigating factor: Naveen Andrews does his best.)

  • Life Itself 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    Roger Ebert is - I can't bring myself to write was - my favourite film critic, heck, one of my favourite writers full stop. I've read his reviews for as long as I can remember, I own his books, I've whiled away many an hour checking out clips from his TV show on YouTube. The prospect of a Steve James-directed biopic had me really excited (and prepared to shed a manly tear or two towards the end).

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