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  • Amélie
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Alien
  • Psycho

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  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★★★

  • A League of Their Own

    ★★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

  • Gladiator

    ★★★★

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  • Breakfast with Curtis

    Breakfast with Curtis

    ★★★★

    I have a confession to make. When I read that Breakfast with Curtis was a micro-budget indie film about some quirky characters, and filmed in the writer/director’s house with her friends and neighbours playing the main roles; well, let’s just say I was apprehensive about spending ninety minutes in their company. I’ve turned off too many wilfully quirky films with larger budgets and recognisable actors over the years to have held out much hope of this film being any good.…

  • The Punk Syndrome

    The Punk Syndrome

    ★★★★

    An incredibly moving, and at times hilarious, documentary about the Finnish punk band Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät, the members of which are are learning disabled, living with autism and Down syndrome.

    The cinema verite style in which the film is shot adds to the objective and non-condescending way the film-makers tell this particular story. The subjects get to express themselves in a free way, and come across as sensitive, funny, and flawed individuals.

    Rather than focusing on the individual struggles, the film works because it is essentially a music documentary about a crazy band, and the madness of touring and playing toilet venues to 30 people.