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  • Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

    ★★★½

    I think you can see the similarities between this and Mann's Heat from 11 years earlier. It's all about the details and precision of their words and actions. There are some interesting film-making choices too - seems to be entirely shot handheld, which gives it a documentary feel, and the sound design seems to emphasise the incidental noises such as footsteps on gravel. The dialogue is unapologetic and occasionally difficult to decipher but I suppose that helps it's authenticity. I'm quite keen to see it again to allow myself to absorb the details.

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    ★★★★

    Still funny after all these years.

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★½

    Blimey. I'd heard only good things about this and, boy, it didn't disappoint. Maybe my favourite film from the last three or four years. The subject matter, style and production design are right up my street. It paints a conceivable future and shows its potential pitfalls at the same time as making it pretty appealing. Despite this incredibly cautionary tale, I found myself wanting a disembodied Scarlett Johansson in my phone (who wouldn't, right?).

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★

    The ride of the Rohirrim... totally amazing.