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  • Blade Runner
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • The Thing
  • Jaws

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  • Unearth

    ★★

  • Hansel & Gretel

    ★★★

  • Straw Dogs

    ★★★★

  • Mad God

    ★★★

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  • RRR

    RRR

    ★★★★

    Really Remarkably Relentless. Insane choreography, jaw-dropping stuntwork, frenetic fight sequences and bombastic battle setpieces. This surely sets a new benchmark for the amount of scenes featuring people, motorcycles, random props and/or tigers hurtling through the air towards one another. A lightning-paced three hours of cartoon thrills and caricature heroism and villainy in which our dynamic duo strike back against the empire.

  • Men

    Men

    ★★★½

    What begins as a chilling slowburn study of post-trauma, paranoid rural alienation mutates into the bastard offspring of David Cronenberg and Screaming Mad George.
    Alex Garland paints his gender-bending nightmare in broad, often blatant metaphorical strokes, delivering one of the year’s most daring, disturbing and deranged horror offerings.

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  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★★

    Browsing through my 2013 diary here on Letterboxd it became apparent the vast majority of films I watched last year were either current or recent releases. To remedy this I decided to expand my viewing habits a bit more in 2014 by catching up with a few more vintage offerings, whether they be first-time watches or long overdue rewatches.
    So, to this end I decided to set myself a mini movie season each and every month throughout this year in…

  • The Raid 2

    The Raid 2

    ★★★★

    2011's The Raid was lean, mean, lightning-paced, and carried absolutely zero baggage, it was a supercharged combination of visual flair and insane ultraviolence. So the decision to develop the story in this eagerly-awaited sequel to a far more expansive narrative based around an undercover infiltration of the underworld, and the duplicity and dealings of gangland politics and rivalry, was always going to deliver a different, far broader kind of film. As a result The Raid 2, weighing in at a…