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There's something about Eva

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There aren't that many actors that can persuade me to watch a film I would otherwise have no interest in,…

  • Munich
  • The Day of the Jackal
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The Iron Giant
  • From Russia With Love

Beyond the Iron Curtain

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A ranking list for the Cold War era thrillers I've seen. I'm applying a fairly broad set of criteria, in…

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The Constant Gardener
  • A Most Wanted Man
  • Our Kind of Traitor
  • The Little Drummer Girl

John le Carré adaptations ranked

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John le Carré is a favourite author of mine. His spy novels are the antithesis of the action-packed, thrill-ride exploits…

  • Spotlight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Carol
  • The Martian
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2015 ranked (international release dates)

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All films released in their country of origin in 2015 seen by yours truly, in order of preference.

  • Asterix: The Land of the Gods
  • Room
  • The Revenant
  • Spotlight
  • Triple 9

The 2016 linear list

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As a placeholder until I reveal my ranked list of 2016 films, here are all the films released in the…

  • Jurassic World
  • Foxcatcher
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • Wild Tales
  • Breathe

New in 2016

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A list of all the films seen for the first time by yours truly in 2016.

Note that this is…

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Anthropoid
  • Arrival
  • A Bigger Splash
  • Breathe

Favourite films seen in 2016

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A round-up, in alphabetical order, of the films I saw for the first time in 2016, new and old, that…

  • Arrival
  • Prisoners
  • Sicario
  • Enemy
  • Incendies
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • Adventureland
  • The Adventures of Tintin

Films that exceeded my expectations

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A selection of films (mostly that I've seen in the last five years) that turned out to be much better…

  • Pinocchio
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • Dumbo

Disney animated features ranked

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1. I've seen every Disney animated feature with the exception of DINOSAUR (which I've never really considered canonical anyway,…

  • Room
  • The Revenant
  • Spotlight
  • Triple 9
  • Time Out of Mind

Films I saw at the cinema in 2016

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A chronological list of all the films I dragged my worthless carcass out of the house to see theatrically in…

  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • Oliver & Company
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Problem Child 2
  • A League of Their Own

Films I've seen theatrically

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An incomplete (because I'm reliant to a considerable extent on memory) list of films I've seen at the cinema.