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  • Braveheart



    Historical inaccuracies be damned, this movie is beautifully shot. I'm not much a fan of the cheesiness punctuated by swelling music, but overall a pretty good flick. If only Outlaw King's action sequences were this great it would have been my film of the year.

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


    This is QT's response to the Coen's Hail, Cesar!, as in they adore one period of Hollywood, worts and all, and Tarantino adores this version. His adoration of cinema is all over it, especially when talking about his own mortality in the art world. Brad and Leo are terrific in this movie but I wish they had more time together.

    Managed to see this in 70mm.

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  • Chariots of Fire

    Chariots of Fire


    This movie commits the cardinal sin of film making; don't be boring.

  • Police Story

    Police Story


    This was the first Chinese Jackie Chan film I've seen and it was a lot of fun. Sure when you think too much about the politics about the police stuff it gets very muddy (case in point his ambivalence to wanting to help people when he is reassigned to desk duty). But the action is top notch. While most people cite the mall sequence as a favourite for me it has to be the bus bit where Jackie is hanging off the end holding only on by an umbrella. There were plenty of laughs along the way.

    Watched on The Criterion Channel.