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  • Le Trou

    Le Trou

    ★★★★★

    Jacques Becker's final film (my first of his), is a tangibly palpable prison drama, that is pure edge of your seat stuff. Some of the camera work - for the time anyway - is reminiscent of Renoir, which isn't coincidental, as Becker trained under him. Such a shame Becker died just before the film was released.

    An absolute gem from the 1960s.

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★

    Ah, so that's where Refn gets his inspiration!

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  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    No review needed. If you haven't seen Jaws, you're dead to me.

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★½

    We fear what we don't understand, and the more we don't understand, the less we ask questions.

    Alex Garland's directorial debut has the above statement running through it's veins. Caleb, a bright and prodigious young computer software coder, wins a competition to spend a week in the company of Nathan, the CEO of large technological corporation - who's idiosyncrasies aren't too far removed from those of Tony Stark's - who has been playing deus ex machina in his spare time:…