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  • The Dark Crystal

    The Dark Crystal

    ★★★½

    (Reviewing this courtesy of Gex, who recently recommended this film to me).

    This sprawling and immensely original film from Jim Henson and Frank Oz (the creative duo behind The Muppets), tells the story of a Gelfling, who embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, so he can restore order to his world.

    A charming and imaginative visual spectacle, The Dark Crystal features exceptional landscapes and outstanding character design, courtesy of Henson's dedicated team; particularly…

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★

    Sidney Lumet's captivating debut feature film: 12 Angry Men tells the story of a 12-man jury, who reconsider the evidence of a young boy's murder trial after a member of the jury is left sceptical about the case's conclusion.

    Essentially set in single location for the film's entirety, this movie somehow remains utterly captivating from start to finish; courtesy of an engaging and thought-provoking story that explores various topics based on law and order, team dynamics, truth, prejudice and conflict.…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★

    The Thing, often considered as a horror classic and a benchmark in the field of special make-up effects, follows an American research team situated in Antarctica as they are hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

    Despite initial criticism and a poor box-office performance, John Carpenter's The Thing is now an established classic in its respected genre, garnering accolades for its stunning effects and immensely tension-driven narrative. While The Thing is certainly not the most…

  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    ★★★★★

    Kubrick's chilling masterpeice chronicles the life of Alex, a derby-topped hooligan with an obsession for Beethoven and ultra-violence, who volunteers for a governmental experiment that supposedly has the ability to make its subjects detest violence.

    Despite its controversial nature, A Clockwork Orange is a magnificent satire. It features a plethora of memorable scenes and a career best performance from Malcolm McDowell, who is utterly captivating as the iconic anti-hero Alex. Also noteworthy is Kubrick's direction, which is tremendously juxtaposed with…