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  • A Fish Called Wanda

    A Fish Called Wanda

    ★★★★

    With a script that lives up to its writer's Python expectations and a supporting cast that carry the movie on their own terms, A Fish Called Wanda is a real comedy treat, offering a seamless blend of American and British humour that plays on national stereotypes for full effect and sees John Cleese capture genuine humanity in an unusually endearing performance.

    I was expecting most of the laughs to come from British heavyweights Cleese and Michael Palin but was pleasantly…

  • Solaris

    Solaris

    ★★★★★

    Cinema City, Norwich.

    'Tarkovsky, who does not usually drink, got completely drunk and cut off the speakers at the restaurant, then began singing the theme of Seven Samurai at the top of his lungs. I joined in, eager to keep up. At that moment, I was very happy to be on earth.' - Akira Kurosawa on watching Solaris with Tarkovsky.



    Critics were quick to pit the Soviet directors philosophical sci-fi epic against Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey as if…

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    The Final Cut. Cinema City, Norwich.

    Tonight my dream came true. Blade Runner on the big screen. Every time I watch it it's a different experience, there's something new that I didn't notice before, details emerge from the rain and smog that weren't apparent before. Hearing the reverberating sound that begins the film, I was immediately immersed in the tech-noir world of Los Angeles, 2019 and this followed by the opening shots of industrial cityscape sent chills down my spine,…

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    I have to start by saying what an absolute travesty it is that international audiences (myself included) around the world have been robbed of the opportunity to see this in cinemas due to lack of studio faith. This is an insult to audience intelligence, a massive frustration for serious film enthusiasts and a worrisome prospect for talented filmmakers. Netflix once again becomes a last minute dumping ground for unwanted goods, but luckily this time it isn't down to poor quality.…