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  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    10 Things I Hate About You

    ★★★★★

    So I've watched this film more times than I can remember. If I catch five minutes of it on TV, I have to watch until the end (that is what happened with this watch), despite owning it on DVD (and VHS before). I always as standard, give it four stars. Can a high school team comedy really be anything more?

    Well yes, yes it can. It's a near perfect example of the genre, hitting every beat it goes for. Great…

  • Gosford Park

    Gosford Park

    ★★★★

    Robert Altman brings his mosaic like approach to film-making to create the most beautiful, stylish and star studded Sunday night ITV costume drama ever made.

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  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    ★★★★★

    New Zealand director Andrew Dominik’s take on one of the most famous legends of the west is a stunning, haunting and poetic take on one of the renowned myths of the era. Brad Pitt has rarely been better than he is here as the leader of the James gang, but it is Casey Affleck’s career making portrayal of the titular coward that is most memorable. Lingering looks, underlying homoeroticism, admiration bordering on obsession, it is a magnificent, tragic performance that…

  • The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

    ★★★★½

    Tommy Lee Jones’ first, and so far only venture into the director’s chair is the work of filmmaking maturity. Perfect pacing and beautiful location shooting, capturing Texas in all its sundrenched glory and despair, Three Burials is a modern western, a story of loneliness, revenge, redemption, and friendship. After Estrada (Julio Cedillo) is accidently shot dead by a Border Controlman, his friend, a modern cowboy played by Lee Jones captures his killer and forces him on a bizarre trek by…