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  • Duel to the Death
  • Eega
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort

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  • The Elephant Man

    ★★★★★

  • Ricky Gervais: SuperNature

  • Zatoichi the Outlaw

    ★★★★

  • Death Duel of Kung Fu

    ★★★

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  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★★

    The cinema of S.S Rajamouli is contextualised excess. His movies are always over the top and wild, but always with good reason. With his colossal budgets and extravagant production values, a Rajamouli film has a distinct grandiosity to it - a larger than life appeal that you don't really find in contemporary Western productions. His films fall into a category I'd call 'Event Cinema', 3-hour stories that feel like a full 3-course dinner, never anything you can dip in and…

  • The Legend of Drunken Master

    The Legend of Drunken Master

    ★★★★★

    A lot changed in the 16 years between Drunken Master and Legend of Drunken Master. The Hong Kong film industry changed. Action cinema at large changed. Jackie Chan changed.

    Drunken Master was a real ‘lightning in a bottle' moment; a turning point in cinematic culture. Yuen Woo-ping and Jackie Chan joined forces to create pure kung fu comedy, the ship that launched a thousand ships. Legend of Drunken Master is a different beast entirely. This is a collaboration between two…

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  • Ricky Gervais: SuperNature

    Ricky Gervais: SuperNature

    "I'm a white heterosexual millionaire, there's less than one percent of us. Do I whine? No. I just get on with it".

    Growing up, I LOVED Ricky Gervais. His work on The Office, Extras, and The Ricky Gervais Show with Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington were cornerstones in my comedy upbringing. I still revisit the XFM podcast from the early 2000s now and then, and it is still a biblical quote book between my brother and me.

    Gervais has always…

  • Studio 666

    Studio 666

    ★★★

    Film #666 of the year. Yes, I'm fine.

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