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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    70mm showing at Picturehouse Central

    Wow, just wow. A religious experience for cinema fans, cheers Nolan! Its understandable how disliking Kubrick is all the rage right now. But Jesus, how rare is it to walk out of a sci-fi movie predating 1970 and finding that it still holds up 50 years later. A great litmus test for cinema-going is if if you find yourself sitting there wondering how they made it the film is probably not doing its job. I…

  • Thief

    Thief

    ★★★★½

    A crime movie boasting lots of style and lots substance to go with it. The night time cinematography is gorgeous and a criminal underworld has never looked so crisp and so well researched. I found myself Initially hesitant over the soundtrack, but as the movie progressed it really grew on me. By the time the climax had been reached I found myself fully immersed in Tangerine Dream(land).

    There is no doubt that this version of the crime genre has been stolen by many directors for a new generation. For legal reasons I can't say any names, but one of them rhymes with Picolas Pinding Pefn.

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    Still processing this one. Far from a perfect blockbuster, but I have to give credit where credit is due; Up there with one of the most ambitious stories ever transpired to the screen and the fact that it doesn't feel like a total train-wreck is something to commend. Can someone please tell me though how the co-directors of You, me and Dupree pulled this one off..?

    Epic in its storytelling and scope. Performances are extremely mixed. Come to think of…

  • The Last Picture Show

    The Last Picture Show

    ★★★★★

    An Americana take on L'avventura. The characters are as detached as the arid wind that flows through their cut-off town. Life offers very little to these people who just simply exist, all of whom inhibit hopeless expectations and even more hopeless futures. They're world seems perfectly inhabitable, but as their senior year draws to a close, reality knocks and they start to outgrow their immaturity. They're internally begging to be understood, but as the cliche goes, all efforts will be…