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  • Ouroboros

    Ouroboros

    ★★½

    The title and shooting style clue viewers into some of the main thematic exploration here, making it a more interesting experience than it otherwise would be. I wasn't expecting to be drawn in but Basma Alsharif managed, at times, to do just that. It's not consistent enough to rate as a good film though, just hovering above and below the average mark.

  • Dieste [Uruguay]

    Dieste [Uruguay]

    ★★

    There's some point to this, there must be, otherwise why did I just sit through it.
    Buildings, shapes, places in space and time, however you want to view the main subjects, they are shown without enough context or style to keep most viewers interested.

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  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    ★★★★★

    I don't think it's overstating the fact to say that Trainspotting was one of the defining films of the 1990s. Slowly but surely, almost everyone involved with the film developed a pretty successful film career (with Ewan McGregor, arguably, going on to be the most successful). Danny Boyle confidently delivered on that film-savvy potential that he'd shown with Shallow Grave. The soundtrack was one of the best of the decade, and the marketing and poster design is still being utilised…

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    AKA that film that features Patrick Stewart as the leader of a bunch of neo-Nazis. AKA "Do you feel lucky, punk?"

    Written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier, who previously gave us the excellent Blue Ruin (and before that gave us Murder Party - which I have yet to watch), Green Room could accurately be described as a snarling beast of a film. It feels raw and visceral throughout, and not just because the main protagonists are members of a punk…