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  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    ★★★★½

    I was babysitting my seven year old cousin and she told me she wanted to watch something scary as it’s close to Halloween so I figured this might be a good fit and unlikely to get me into too much trouble with her mum. However, I’m now a bit concerned for my cousin’s sanity as she laughed at most of the deaths. So yeah I’m not entirely sure how to process that but at least she enjoyed it. 

    As for…

  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★½

    As Halloween is fast approaching I felt it would be a good idea to watch a classic horror film focusing on the darkness of the human mind rather than the supernatural. Psycho is a fantastic example of this and is arguably the most popular and memorable feature of Director Alfred Hitchcock’s career. 

    Hitchcock was known for directing unpredictable films and Psycho certainly is that. What looks to be a noirish crime drama soon turns into something much darker and stranger.…

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★½

    Blade Runner is a fascinatingly grim adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s brilliant short story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” Writers Hampton Fancher and David Webb Peoples perform an incredible balancing act with the script creating a dark and complex neo-noir that subtly and occasionally touches on deep questions about man’s existence and his uneasy relationship with technology. The cast also do a good job with the material. Harrison Ford proves his credentials outside of his comfort zone as a…

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

    Taxi Driver is one of the most memorable and groundbreaking features of American cinema during the late 1970’s and it’s easy to see why so many rave about it.

    Paul Schrader is currently being hailed for his work on First Reformed and it’s great to see such a talented screenwriter back in favour. His work on Taxi Driver truly is incredible. Schrader gets inside the mind of a truly abhorrent, lonely individual and makes Travis’ actions in some strange way…