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  • Fishing with John

    Fishing with John

    A glimpse of what television could be, and really what television should be. Very few shows (that I have seen) have reached this level of brilliance and gotten so much out of such a thin concept.

  • Monkey Business

    Monkey Business

    ★★½

    Perfectly fine, but I just didn’t really like the central joke of adults acting like kids that the whole film was built on. Still, the end result walks a fine line between screwball comedy and sci-fi horror, which is quite unique, and everything is so ridiculous and over-the-top that it is impossible for me to fully dislike it.

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  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    ★★★½

    More scenes of people talking than I expected from a film called 'Thunder Road', but it is punctuated by some great driving scenes and stunts, and it is neat to see Mitchum and his son acting opposite one another (naturally playing brothers).
    And just as ‘The Asphalt Jungle’ is in my mind the quintessential heist film - the film to which the entire genre can essentially be traced back to - I think you could make a pretty strong argument…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★½

    I am reasonably sure this is the best science fiction film of at least the last fifteen to twenty years. I haven't really thought about this claim prior to having made it, but it sounds about right. At its heart is a simple story, one which is told in a novel and intriguing manner - cloaked in ambiguity and open to many interpretations. The score is exquisite, the performances are great, it evokes everyone from Kubrick to Roeg to Lynch…