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  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • The Killer
  • Aliens

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  • Pink Flamingos

    ★★★★

  • Leave No Trace

    ★★★½

  • Interstellar

    ★★★★★

  • Dial M for Murder

    ★★★★

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  • Pink Flamingos

    Pink Flamingos

    ★★★★

    Part of the enjoyment of 'Pink Flamingos' is laughing at what the characters are doing and saying but another part is laughing because you're watching actors actually perform it. The tag-line went "An exercise in poor taste" and a lot of it is pushing boundaries in all kinds of directions to see what personally freaks you out. I found 99% of it to be outrageous but inoffensive fun (I could have done without the chicken cruelty though), which might be…

  • Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace

    ★★★½

    Will is an Iraq War veteran and widower who lives in a forest park with his 13-year old daughter Tom, they try to minimise contact with the outside world, to avoid being found by park rangers and because Will's PTSD leaves him unable to interact with others and all the complications of the modern world. Debra Granik's sombre, introspective and low-key film quietly explorers the two character's realisation that something is broken about the way they are living. Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie's physical performances are wonderful, he's hunched over and cautious, she's inquisitive and wide eyed.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    Seeing 'Interstellar' in 1.90:1 70mm IMAX was one of the most powerful cinema experiences I've had, so I wasn't sure if it was going to hold up on the small screen. So I made sure to crank up the surround volume to ear-bleeding levels and played the blu-ray on a 65" 4K TV... and it really held up! Yeah in 16:9, sequences like the journey through the wormhole didn't reproduce the illusion that I was actually feeling g-forces like it…

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    I re-watched this with my two young nephews (4 to 6 ish) who had not seen a live-action SW film before and was expecting them to perhaps get a little bored with the slow build up to the gang blasting "out of Mos Eisley". Not a bit of it, they were excited all the way through and were jumping up on the furniture afterwards shouting out their favourite bits. All those big moments still work the way they were intended…