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  • Back to the Future
  • Parasite
  • Boyhood
  • Stop Making Sense

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  • Einstein and the Bomb

    ★★★

  • Robbie Williams: What We Did Last Summer - Live at Knebworth

    ★★★★

  • Crossroads

    ★★★

  • The Loft

    ½

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  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★★

    When you need a reminder of the reason we love movies, The Indiana Jones series is a first-class choice. Adventure-filled, laughs a plenty, and wildly entertaining, Indy and his crazy cohorts deliver it all. Steven Spielberg was my absolute favourite director at the time of the I.J. series release. Pumping out hits like E.T. and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, both of which I would include among my top five films at various stages. Then along comes Indiana Jones…

  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    ★★★★

    Roald Dahl/The Narrator: “Men like Henry Sugar can be found drifting like seaweed all over the world. They’re not particularly bad men, but they’re not particularly good men either. They’re simply a part of the decoration.”

    The dialogue in The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is delivered so fast it’s like a rapidly firing machine gun. In fact, it is so freaking fast half of the Netflix subtitles are missing! A rewatch is necessary, but the soft contrast colour grading accented with splashes of bright red and blue, the stupendous acting talent and the dry comedic wit, THIS is peak, Wes!!

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  • Einstein and the Bomb

    Einstein and the Bomb

    ★★★

    Fleeing his home country of Germany in 1933, now overrun by Hitlers Nazi's, Albert Einstein finds himself in relative exile in remote Norfolk, England. Through reenactments, archival footage and using his own words, the Netflix documentary Einstein and the Bomb explores the world-renowned scientist and proud pacifist's inadvertent involvement with the development of the Atomic Bomb. Whilst the reenactments are rather crude, I warmed to Aidan McArdle's performance as Einstein and found this short doco a fascinating glimpse back to…

  • Robbie Williams: What We Did Last Summer - Live at Knebworth

    Robbie Williams: What We Did Last Summer - Live at Knebworth

    ★★★★

    After watching the Robbie Williams doco series a few months back that touched on Robbie's issues he was going through at the time of the 2006 Leeds concert, and as I was feeling in a Rock DJ kind of mood, I decided to pop on Robbie Williams Live At Knebworth. Across three days in September 2003 (only a few years before his stage fright episode) and billed as the biggest live music event the UK had seen, Robbie played to over…

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  • Past Lives

    Past Lives

    ★★★★★

    Past Lives is a gorgeous film all around. The cinematography is stunning! The performances from our gregarious leads, Greta Lee and Teo Yoo, are superb! Gosh, even the heavenly sparsely used score brought me to tears 😢 The writing and direction are so well considered, allowing you to take in each and every moment!

    Past Lives is an exceptionally special movie indeed 💕 It’s hard to believe this is Celine Song’s debut feature, and I can’t wait to see more!

  • Barbie

    Barbie

    ★★★★★

    Dragged along to watch Barbie, I was one reluctant cinema-goer! I was very dubious of all of the 5-star Letterboxd ratings, but my daughter (on her second viewing) had recommended I go in, turn off my analytical brain, and enjoy.

    We spent 114 Minutes laughing, crying and bathing in Barbie's pink and rainbow sparkle-sprinkled glorious world!! Not only is Barbie a blindingly gorgeous spectacle to look at it also contains some of the most genuinely expressed, heartfelt messages. I loved…