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  • Foreign Correspondent

    Foreign Correspondent

    ★★★★

    It’s always highly amusing that in films of this era, the lead male and female will most likely fall in love and propose marriage at the batting of an eyelid, and this 1940 effort from Mr. Hitchcock is no exception to this trope. Yet, this is merely a slight flaw on an otherwise sophisticated and thrilling prelude to war romp which is chock-filled with set-pieces and accomplished effects; from the black umbrella chase, to the staging of the windmill scenario,…

  • The Class

    The Class

    ★★★★½

    Usually on a weeknight I would be on the nod watching a subtitled film due to tiredness, but not with this riveting and provocative film. 

    Based on the autobiography of the lead actor playing a fictionalised version of himself, we are absorbed into the melting pot of a suburban French classroom of young teens as they grapple with the complexities of their development whilst being prompted to reveal themselves by their sometimes unconventional teacher. By the end of the school…

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  • Caché

    Caché

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “I like the multiplicity of books, because each book is different in the mind of each reader. It's the same with this film - if 300 people are in a cinema watching it, they will all see a different film, so in a way there are thousands of different versions of "Caché (Hidden)". The point being that, despite what TV shows us, and what the news stories tell us, there is never just one truth, there is only personal truth.”

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    ''If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it's a folk song.''

    Well haven't we all been waiting a long time for the brothers Coen to inject their brand of special into the atmosphere again, and with the stage set for something as intimate as the music on show, I can only say that Inside Llewyn Davis was worth the 3 year wait.

    It has been said that The Coen's love to torture their protagonists (which they…