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  • Vertigo
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • All the President's Men

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  • Captain Phillips

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

  • 25th Hour

  • I and the Stupid Boy

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  • Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips

    You could make a strong argument that with this, United 93 and The Bourne Ultimatum, Paul Greengrass has produced three of the most superb thrillers this century, a collection of work as distinctive as any other major auteur of the last twenty years. Tom Hanks is revelatory and gives perhaps his greatest performance. A stunning film

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    The anniversary of 9/11 felt like an appropriate week to watch a film about a psychotic component of the US authoritarian system spearheading a calamitous war with an undefined foreign enemy based entirely on spurious reasoning. Anyway, this is as good as ever, littered with all-timer performances, three of which are from Sellers. A side-note - the influence of the plane sequences on Wes Anderson can never be overstated.

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  • Broadcast Signal Intrusion

    Broadcast Signal Intrusion

    I wrote this, so that’s cool.

  • The Blues Brothers

    The Blues Brothers

    The first film I was ever obsessed with, age eleven. So many of its dialogue rhythms and cadences have subconsciously crept into my writing over the years, and it’s influence on my musical tastes is undiluted. It’s pure, unadulterated joy - a jolt of the barely restrained anarchy Landis is so good at. I love it still. It’s one of the all-time Chicago pictures, and there’s something kind of beautiful in the fact that the first feature I’ve had produced is also set in Chicago - a very satisfying full-circle moment.