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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★½

    A relentless, exhilarating, balls-to-the-wall beast of a film crammed full of amazing set pieces. Expertly delivered by what I imagine is a massive team of set, production, editing, sound and stunt technicians and deftly juggled by director Christopher McQuarrie. The already great cast is enhanced by the addition of the likes of Angela Bassett and Henry Cavill, who enhance the film with not only looks but integral roles in the story.

    With the exception of MI2, Fallout ensures the brilliant…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of seeing Stanley Kubrick's magnum opus on the big screen for the first time. The film's brilliance in all areas of film-making means it is a joy to watch on any screen, but the effect of seeing and hearing it magnified certainly doesn't hurt.

    No film leaves me feeling the way 2001 does; the wonderment, the bewilderment, the absurdity that this was made 50 years ago and still retains every bit of amaze and confuse. Quite simply, the most awe-inspiring film I've ever seen.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★

    I don't think I've ever had an experience in the cinema like the one I had with Whiplash. I sweated, I chewed all my fingernails off and when it finished I found it hard to walk out due to constantly straining all my muscles! This is an exercise in sustained tension the likes you would never expect to find in a film about music.

    The craft on hand in Whiplash is of the highest order. Damien Chazelle is a hugely…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

    David Fincher doing a movie about psychopaths; probably one of the most strangely successful tags you could put to a film. Fincher's slick style and technical ability just seems to lend itself to producing thoroughly absorbing and involving films featuring the most nightmarish of people and plots.

    I do have to say I thought Gone Girl dragged a bit towards the end. I couldn't figure out how it would end and then it seemed like it never would! But I…