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  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia

    A love affair between Lawrence and Sherif. And the third person is the land itself. A biopic which struggles with the nature of biography. A man who doesn’t know if he is a prophet or a soldier. The most telling scene is when a man on a motorcycle is shouting across a canal “who are you?” and Lawrence just stares dumbfounded.

  • Wreck-It Ralph

    Wreck-It Ralph

    Probably the best movie about video games since Tron

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Rian Johnson has an impossible task here, make a film that fits in with the original trilogy, continues the previous episode, nods to the prequels but somehow has to be fresh, innovative, and expand what Star Wars is. And yet he does it. It’s smart without being fussy, thrilling without being melodramatic, and funny without turning into a straight comedy. There’s so much I could talk about here but it’s too soon. I am an unabashed Star Wars fan so…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    The more I think about it the more incredible this film seems. Greta Gerwig chops up the timeline of the book in a masterful way, ending up with juxtapositions that only enhance the story. All the young actors did a great job of going from children to young adults with really nothing more than body language. And above all it’s a beautiful looking film, although I felt at times the golden hue was a deliberate touch to almost criticise the way memory makes myths of our past. There’s a delicate balance here between the sharpness of modernity and the comfortable blandness of tradition.