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  • Psycho
  • The Great Dictator
  • Alien
  • GoldenEye

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  • Spree

    ★★★

  • City Lights

    ★★★½

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    ★★★★★

  • The Gold Rush

    ★★★★½

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  • Spree

    Spree

    ★★★

    I thought this started out really strong and I was loving the dark comedy satire but it kind of starts to lose steam quite quickly. For a slasher, the kill scenes were a bit lacking.

    Joe Keery is terrific throughout and the film definitely benefits from his energy and charisma.

  • City Lights

    City Lights

    ★★★½

    I appreciate I’m in something of a minority here for not considering this one of Chaplin’s masterpieces but for some reason it’s just never really clicked for me. I think it’s a great film, don’t get me wrong, but when I finish the likes of Modern Times and The Great Dictator I’m holding back the tears but City Lights has none of that emotional impact on me.

    Lots to enjoy throughout though of course and there are great comedy set pieces. The boxing sequence in particular is a highlight.

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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    Did Gus Van Sant remake Psycho for nothing? At least that film has some conceptual artistic merit, The Lion King (2019) is just about the most soulless feature film I think I’ve ever seen.

    I pity that this even exists. It’s a Frankenstein’s monster of a movie minus any Boris Karloff induced sympathy. If this film had a mind of its own I’m pretty sure it would just utter “kill me, kill me” over and over and over again. I’d…

  • Sunshine

    Sunshine

    ★★★★

    Comes close to Alien as far as I’m concerned for having a pretty much 100% perfect ensemble cast. Cillian Murphy is so awesome in this especially.

    Love how the intensity never really lets up. You’re always on edge as to what could go wrong or throw a spanner in the works. The effects hold up remarkably well too!