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  • The Ascent
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  • Modern Times

    ★★★½

  • Saint Maud

  • Casino

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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  • Casino

    Casino

    It's as exquisite a movie as Martin Scorsese has ever made. which is not to say his best film, but it is certainly him at the height of his powers. The film just looks and sounds a dream and the editing is typically fantastic. Sure some will bemoan it as a lesser Goodfellas, and yeah I still think that film is better overall, but everyone is on song here and Sharon Stone especially produces a performance that she surely could…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Despite ropey effects thought the opening third of the film was pretty entertaining. The focus on Tony Leung in the opening was definitely a plus but it is a little problem that he outclasses everyone by a long way. As one of the undoubted icons of world cinema it is a shame that this is the American film he chooses to make, though he really is worth watching in it. The film takes a wrong turn at the mid point…

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  • Pom Poko

    Pom Poko

    ★★★★½

    If there is one thing in this world that I am sure of, it would be that 'Pom Poko' would hands down win the award for most bizarre use of testicles in film history!

  • The Man Who Would Be King

    The Man Who Would Be King

    ★★★★★

    "God's holy trousers!"

    Sumptuous entertainment, wonderful chemistry between Michael Caine and Sean Connery, majestic locations and photography. The film has the expansiveness of 'Lawrence of Arabia' at times and also has much in common with John Huston's own, 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' in regards to the cautionary tale of pursuing treasures and gold. There is fine banter in the script and much fine adventuring is had along the way, it is just so damn easy to watch and enjoy. 'The Man Who Would Be King' is entertainment fit for deities and Englishmen alike.