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  • Schindler's List

    Schindler's List

    ★★★★½

    "Not the work. Not the work!
    The presentation!"

    More than any film I can think of, Spielberg's Holocaust opus has a habit of creeping into my mind periodically, no matter how long it's been since I've watched it.

    The first time I watched Schindler's List, I had what remains my most visceral and purely emotional reaction to a film. A teenaged version of me was sat at home, alone, with no idea what to expect. After three hours, when Neeson's…

  • 24 Hour Party People

    24 Hour Party People

    ★★★★

    Thirty grand for a fucking table?!
    But he was right about Mick Hucknall.

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    Say what one might about the characters in the original Jurassic Park, but one thing they weren't was stupid. Jurassic World, on the other hand...

    It doesn't so much milk the nostalgic teat as kill the nostalgic cow, peel off the nostalgic cow hide and parade around in it, bellowing "Look how much I look like the original film, but with a difference!" and then winks.

    Its CGI is retrograde, as are its gender politics. One reason you shouldn't mistake…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★½

    Man's reach exceeds his grasp. So does Nolan's.

    Full review: www.scannain.com/movie/interstellar