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  • Pulp Fiction
  • The Godfather
  • Amadeus
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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  • Brave

    ★★½

  • CODA

    ★★★★

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★

  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

    ★★★½

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  • Home Alone

    Home Alone

    ★★★★½

    Much like Un Chien Andalou (1929) and other masterpieces of Extreme Cinema, Home Alone (1990) pushes the boundaries of what contemporary audiences are comfortable seeing on screen and explores social, psychological and ultimately, physical torture as a means of removing the personal consolation that is normally associated with cinema. In this essay I will...

  • Harakiri

    Harakiri

    ★★★★★

    A perfect example of storytelling. The plot unfolds beautifully and slowly, in a way which I can't say I've seen before. The cinematography is flawless (as is usually the case in Samurai films of the era), some of the most gorgeous photography going around. Not only in the meticulous framing and staging but also in the graceful camera movement. A criminally under-seen masterpiece.

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  • Brave

    Brave

    ★★½

    Some funny moments and I was enjoying at the start but it totally fell away for me with slow passages and not enough charming characters.

  • CODA

    CODA

    ★★★★

    Deep down I don’t think there is much happening here except for a lot of heartstring tugging but it’s really effective. I loved the performances of the Rossi parents.

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  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

    Ralph Breaks the Internet

    ★★★½

    Baby Rowan and I have been making our way through this as his Mum gets some much needed naps. I guess his first movie! 
    I was very happy that Ralph Breaks the Internet offers something that children's films of my childhood had in abundance that I feel is all too absent today: needlessly terrifying animated images.

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★

    If visual intake was a thing on the food pyramid, this film would be a “sometimes food”. It is amazingly rich to feast on but too many movies like it, and you’ll end up feeling bloated and dizzy.