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  • 1900

    1900

    ★★★★½

    9.5 /10

    Let's just get this out of the way first;
    this movie captures both De Niro & Depardieu in an upward career trajectory, & both boys look beautiful - these 2 things could be linked.
    Donald Sutherland horrifies - & as an actor, I so love him for doing so.

    Ennio Morricone's music is as supreme, as is the remastered digital restoration is beautiful.

    It was sightly fascinating that before we went in for the screening @ Como (a very typical Como…

  • The Conformist

    The Conformist

    ★★★★½

    9 /10

    please watch this att. video trailer ;
    then remind yourself that it was created in 1970 by a 29 year old Italian boy.

    The Italian Film Festival screened this 2017 digital restoration, & it's even more beautiful.

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★½

    9.5 /10

    Randall: " ... another happy day in ChucklesVille.."

    It's as simple as saying it's a great & extremely entertaining movie ... & fwiw, I also thought the font was perfect.

    Spectacular photography, Gotham looked wonderfully gritty, & I especially loved the subway & train scenes.

    Had fab reaction to hearing Rock'n Roll Part 2 on that gorgeous stairwell scene (saw Gary Glitter @ Festival Hall back then too) & re performances - unsurprisingly, De Niro, Frances Conway & young Phoenix all get very BIG…

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★★

    10 /10

    Brad Pitt effortlessly Wows as Roy McBride -
    & this could be another of those rare examples of a moniker immediately & adequately revealing everything about the lead character before any word is spoken.

    Donald Sutherland handsomely adds gravitas & depth, so much so that I almost would've preferred him in the Father role ... but hey, his presence was enough.

    48 hours after seeing it, & I'm still so enthralled that mere helmet reflections can be so elegant - the cinematography…