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  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Postman
  • Life Is Beautiful

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★

  • You Go To My Head

    ★★½

  • The Wound

    ★★½

  • The Lighthouse

    ★★½

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★

    A very dignified sequel. Another top action performance from Cruise, who, though clearly ageing, has retained much of his youth and virility for the role. Great construction of bromantic feuds and a very intense and satisfying finale.

  • You Go To My Head

    You Go To My Head

    Fascinating treatment of amnesia, love and second chances. Beautiful cinematography, stilted performances (I imagine it would have done much better if performed in the writer/director's native language), odd and at times forced "creepy music". Overall a worthwhile watch.

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  • The Story of My Wife

    The Story of My Wife

    Cut away a good 30-45min of lingering closeups, awkward silences and filler conversation from the version that was shown at Cannes and this film will be much more likely to keep audiences until the end - because there’s plenty of good stuff in there, but the extreme length sucked all the enjoyment out of the overall experience.

  • Petrov's Flu

    Petrov's Flu

    Madness. Sheer folly - I assume the aim was not to tackle any stereotype of Russians being violent, depressed, racist alcoholics, for if so it failed miserably. Perhaps it’s all symbolic, but for me it was extremely hard to follow as the film jumps constantly between reality, fantasy, present and past. The seemingly unmotivated leaps between storylines with the weakest of links were highly disorienting, with arbitrary, formulaic colour palette & aspect ratio changes to differentiate them not enough to clarify…