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  • Lonesome Dove

    Lonesome Dove

    ★★★★★

    The Greatest

  • Deepwater Horizon

    Deepwater Horizon

    ★★★★

    Following some slow yet necessary build up, Deepwater Horizon explodes (literally) into a non stop harrowing depiction of everyone involved's worst day of their life. A damning indictment on BP and the big wigs involved in the mining industry, it also serves as a classic film example of the human spirit.

    With this and Patriot's Day last year, and Lone Survivor not long ago, Peter Berg surely needs to do a romcom or superhero film next.

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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…