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  • Fargo
  • The Third Man
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  • The Inbetweeners Movie

    ★★★★

  • Halloween

    ★★★

  • Scary Movie

    ★★★

  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

    ★★★★

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  • The Inbetweeners Movie

    The Inbetweeners Movie

    ★★★★

    I'll always be fascinated by how genuinely successful this film is in its own right, especially given they could have easily just coasted off of the show's success (as, curiously, the second film did).

  • Out of Blue

    Out of Blue

    ★★★½

    Part cerebral curiosity and part pulpy noir, with a smattering of astrophysics thrown in for good measure. Woozy and intoxicating - I struggled to comprehend it at times, but I never wanted to look away.

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  • The House That Jack Built

    The House That Jack Built

    One wonders what it was about The House That Jack Built that persuaded Cannes director Thierry Fremaux to offer devious provocateur Lars von Trier a reprieve from his enforced exile. Presumably it wasn’t the scenes of duckling mutilation and toddler taxidermy that convinced him to change his mind, more likely it’s the fact that the whole thing comes across as a conceited exercise in navel-gazing that the festival’s programmers seem so keen to lap up.

    Still, at least the reports…

  • Sofia

    Sofia

    ★★★★

    Sofia is a film so rich, and so emotionally intricate that I wish it hadn't ended when it did; a compelling critique of Morocco's puritanical ideology, with an incisive feminist undercurrent.