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  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    ★★★★

    In the early 80s in the UK everything had to be sci-fi. Personal computers were part of it but mainly it was star wars.

    So every product was being sold with knock off images of space ships and aliens. Every kids programme would make space puns to try and drum up interest in any old stuff,

    Close encounters was a big part of it, the title worked for easily recognisable headlines, sketch shows would use the potato mountain and the…

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    its not as if it's bad as such, it's just like watching someone else play a video game while you realise you sold your console to pay for a holiday

    its a good attempt at putting a shooter game on screen, both the action sequences and the world building, its technically admirable and its fun i guess, but not sure i really got much from it

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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    I guess I'm just going to watch this every few years for the rest of my life and keep finding different things to enjoy in it. This time it was finding Leiutenant Doyle more hilarious than usual and admiring everything Kelly brought to it.

    Oh and the construction, the way the events in the other apartments are used to divert Stewart (and of course us) at key moments or to have him on the phone about lonelyhearts so he can talk straight to the police, a perfectly plotted movie.

    But everything else was great too, is there a film Thelma Ritter doesn't elevate?

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    ★★★★★

    My opportunities for watching films are often quite limited, and often coincide with looking after my daughter and I have hundreds of films here to watch. So I tend to go for fairly short films and fit a few into my film watching days. Which means films like this, which I was always sure I would love, tend to sit unwatched for years at a time.

    Which is a shame, as the long run time that makes me opt to…