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  • Jaws
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Sunset Boulevard
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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

  • The Tango Lesson

    ★★★★

  • Burn Burn Burn

    ★★

  • 21 Bridges

    ★★★½

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    I hope you have already heard from other people raving about just how good Everything Everywhere All At Once is. That will make up for my own poor attempt to convince you to see it. Because it is an easier film to experience than to discuss, but it is a strong contender for film of the year (and, arguably, a strong contender already for film of the decade). It isn’t for the faint of heart though, and I am sure…

  • The Tango Lesson

    The Tango Lesson

    ★★★★

    Although I didn't enjoy Orlando as much as many other people, Sally Potter is a director who I always have time for. The Tango Lesson is a low-key film that I ended up being very impressed with, thanks to both the meta nature of the story and the skills of Pablo Verón.

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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…