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  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • Secrets & Lies
  • La Haine
  • La La Land

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  • Back to the Future Part III

    ★★★

  • La Haine

    ★★★★★

  • Back to the Future Part II

    ★★★½

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    ★★★★★

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  • Magnolia

    Magnolia

    ★★★★★

    A delirious gift from the cosmos.

    I always reminisce about my first time watching it at 13 and being blown away by the prologue and opening montage. Then, having foolishly started it with my parents, my Mum turned it off as soon as Frank dropped the c-word. However, those 15 minutes embedded themselves deep in me and I had to watch the full movie again later that year in secret. The rest delivered tenfold. It's never left my top 10…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There's always that one line in Wes Anderson movies that just knocks me sideways. He knows the moment in this one. He acts coy and he toys with it, but it stills hits as hard. It's the line from Jeffrey Wright where he says "with good luck, maybe we'll find what eluded us in the places we used to call home."

    I'm a big believer in the idea that we can learn so much from other places. Not everywhere has…

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  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    ★★★★½

    "Comedy is tragedy in a wide shot."

    Jim Cummings zooms in.

  • The Devil All the Time

    The Devil All the Time

    ★★★½

    Probably gonna be divisive. A lot of people are going to drawn in by that cast alone and will then have to be patient with it. Feels way too novelistic with a lot of unnecessary backstory to absolutely every story element. Strong acting (Dudley Dursley is MVP) and generally well-made, just major structural issues as it takes a long time for the plot to actually start.