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  • Midnight in Paris

    Midnight in Paris

    ★★★★½

    There’s something inherently comforting and familiar about the opening credits of a Woody Allen movie. A plain, white windsor typeface on a black background, a simple jazz tune kicks in, taken up more often than not by a clarinet. As the music continues, cue the day and night busy city shots from various angles. Then we get the characters that share intellectually rich and witty conversations. Relaxing back into the cinema seat I instantly feel that I am in safe…

  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★★

    Seeing Apocalypse Now in its re-release was like some kind of wonderful dream. Apart from the fact that it was the original Cannes cut of the movie and its obvious brilliance, the screening was a sell out which would normally give me cause for concern. But not this time, this time all the other members of the audience were like me. We were a hive mind, all of us there because we wanted to sit and watch the movie in…

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  • Into the Abyss

    Into the Abyss

    ★★★★★

    When it comes to documentaries Herzog can do no wrong in my eyes, his philosophical nature, articulate mind and soothing voice lend themselves perfectly to the production of high quality work from Little Dieter Needs to Fly to Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Herzog’s Into the Abyss, an unflinching look at a Death Row, illustrated using the story of two young men convicted of a triple murder, is no exception.
    Kicking off with an interview with the Death Row chaplain whose…

  • 21 Jump Street

    21 Jump Street

    ★★★★½

    Took me completely by surprise this one. Let's face it a comedy movie based on a tv show starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill doesn't look good on paper. Oh, but on film it looks flippin' amazing!
    Tatum and Hill make an hilarious double act, like a modern day Laurel and Hardy (too much?) with Hill as the fumbling but intelligent Hardy and Tatum a complete revelation as the dumb but sweet Laurel.
    There's some cracking support throughout too with…