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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    And when I thought it would be extremely hard to beat Baby Driver for the best movie of the year, a few weeks later, along comes the excellent Dunkirk, a visual, directorial masterpiece from Christopher Nolan, a man who by this point needs no introduction. Taking place in World War 2 before the involvement of the Americans, the film shows the British troops stranded on the beaches at Dunkirk, pushed into a corner by the surrounding German army. With time…

  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    ★★★★★

    A gripping tale of high stakes and tension in the quest for gold, John Huston's western classic The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is not just one of the director's best movies, but also one of the best movies in the entire genre. Smart, well-directed, and full of tension, this film really deals with its strong themes well, benefiting from some terrific acting that really enhances the quality of the script.

    Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston (John Huston's dad) and Tim…

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  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    Hoop-Tober 2015! (1/31)

    "Now, this air shaft may work to our advantage. Here. It leads up to and comes out in the main airlock. All right, there's only one big opening along the way, we can cover that up, and then we... drive it into the airlock and zap it into outer space."

    And yet another classic movie that I should have probably seen by now is ticked off my watchlist. Hot on the heels of the likes of Lost…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

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    Well, that was something special. I'm really glad that I watched The Umbrellas of Cherbourg the day before because there are clear influences from that masterpiece on Damien Chazelle's, and Jacques Demy's film was something that I was really glad I watched before La La Land. Together these two movies have made me far more invested in musicals than I was previously, with Bugsy Malone being another highlight but beyond that the list…