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  • Munich

    ★★★★½

  • Amistad

    ★★★½

  • The Fabelmans

    ★★★★★

  • Equinox Flower

    ★★★★

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  • Amistad

    Amistad

    ★★★½

    Spielberg tears down the reputation of himself as a sentimentalist with a gripping; powerful true story - maybe not the most aged-well of his work but for its time; it sticks its landing better than most other late 90s movies. That's thanks to the solid performances - Spielberg's master camerawork and understanding of how to use a score like the one here elevates this movie. Plus on top of that, you get the ship sequences, some of the most brutal…

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans

    ★★★★★

    Magical - proving once again that we don't deserve Spielberg; how ballsy do you have to be to make a movie as good as West Side Story barely a year later? Steven Spielberg's never quite gone away; but this is the best of the best picture nominees this year by some distance and I like if not love all of them. The Fabelmans is not a simple love letter to movies; but a love letter to Spielberg's parents - or…

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  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    Hoop-Tober 2015! (1/31)

    "Now, this air shaft may work to our advantage. Here. It leads up to and comes out in the main airlock. All right, there's only one big opening along the way, we can cover that up, and then we... drive it into the airlock and zap it into outer space."

    And yet another classic movie that I should have probably seen by now is ticked off my watchlist. Hot on the heels of the likes of Lost…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★½

    Well, that was something special. I'm really glad that I watched The Umbrellas of Cherbourg the day before because there are clear influences from that masterpiece on Damien Chazelle. Together these two movies have made me far more invested in musicals than I was previously, with Bugsy Malone being another highlight but beyond that the list starts to get a bit thinner.

    Here La La Land follows on two people with big dreams. Mia (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actress…