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  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

    ★★★★

    Stacy Keach as 'Bad Bob' would have surely scared the living piss out of me had I seen this film at a much younger age...

  • Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry

    ★★★★

    Perhaps a conservative backlash against the ‘60s counterculture and anti-establishment movements, “Dirty Harry” Callahan does not care who you are or where you are from in his mission to cut through bureaucratic inertia and get shit done. Sure, considering the magnetism of Eastwood’s iconic embodiment of self-possessed machismo, the film could be considered to be romanticising a ‘shoot first (five or six times?) and ask questions later’ approach to justice. But take a closer look and you will see subtle…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    Hypnotic and brilliant, Jonathan Glazer's art-house rendering of Species explores the human form from an extrinsic perspective. The film tackles the notion of beauty being skin-deep in its own singular way as well as exposing just how uncomfortable we can be with our own bodies, echoing the greatest Cronenbergian works. A uniquely transgressive modern masterpiece, Under The Skin may well be the very best film of the year.

  • Frida

    Frida

    ★★★

    An exquisite and thoughtful unravelling of Frida Kahlo's life, even though it should maybe have focused a little more on her relationship with her actual art.