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  • The Terminator

    The Terminator


    "Come with me if you want to live."
    - Kyle Reese

    'Terminator 2' was one of the definitive cinema experiences of my life. I was 14 when it came out in 1991 and my brother and I caught a screening of it while on holiday in the U.S. in the days when it seemed like every major movie would come out months before it did in England, where I grew up. I recall the cinema was almost entirely empty so…

  • Dunkirk



    “Well done, lads. Well done.”
    “All we did is survive.”
    “That's enough.”

    I’ve been waiting a long time to find the right time to do my first rewatch of ‘Dunkirk’ since seeing it in all its 70mm glory on the big screen. After just watching ‘Darkest Hour’, this seemed like the perfect time.

    My first viewing of ‘Dunkirk’ left me convinced Nolan is a true one-of-kind filmmaker but also left me unsure about how the whole movie worked as a…

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049


    The rain on the window panes.
    The embers rising from the fire and transforming into the LA cityscape.
    The snow falling onto Agent K.

    ... and those were just the weather and outdoor elements.

    Took the world of Blade Runner and, rather than just paying deference to it, expanded it into a whole new vision.

    Bravo Denis Villeneuve and Roger Deakins!! What an experience.

  • Days of Heaven

    Days of Heaven


    “I always thought that being alone was just something that a man had to put up with. It was like I just got used to it.”
    - The Farmer

    I’ve been putting off Malick for many years after really not liking ‘The Thin Red Line’ (although I’m interested in giving that a reassessment) but I’m glad I made time for ‘Days of Heaven’ as my choice for 1978 for my ‘41 Movies in 41 Years’ challenge:

    As expected, it…