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Watched in 2018

  1. May 10 - THX1138
    Super stylish - the future really was cooler in the past.
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  2. May 9 - Deep Water
    Fascinating story, sensitively told.
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  3. May 9 - The man with the iron fists
    Take EVERY martial art trope you can think of and put it in a film.
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  4. May 5 - The Baader Meinhof Complex
    Bit of a slog in the end. Everything just got very messy.
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  5. May 2 - Star Wars the last jedi
    Star of the show? The imperial ironing robot - lovely job on those uniforms. Good kids film. Oh, and Star Wars humour isn’t.
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  6. May 1 - Three Kings
    Pretty manic.
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  7. Apr 29 - Force 10 from Navarone
    A ‘mother hunch’? What the fuck is a ‘mother hunch’.
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  8. Apr 28 - I Tonya
    Ended up a bit long. Alison Janney was great - as always.
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  9. Apr 28 - Come drink with me
    Decent quality martial arts - I enjoyed the costumes more than anything.
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  10. Apr 26 - Red Dawn
    “Let it turn to something else” Like cheese? Impressive in packing in so many terrible moments of action and dialogue.
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  11. Apr 21 - Nil by mouth
    An avalanche of virtuoso swearing. and the rest? Gritty doesn't come close - but very good.
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  12. Apr 18 - J.Edgar
    File under Average.
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  13. Apr 17 - You were never really here
    Performance and Poetry.
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  14. Apr 15 - Calvary
    Father Ted's gone a bit dark these days. (it was good)
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  15. Apr 14 - Yakuza Apocalypse
    Totally bonkers, bit of a mess, but loopy enough to be enjoyable.
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  16. Apr 7 - What’s love got to do with it
    Strong Performance
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  17. Apr 3 - Casino
    Very Good. Not great, just very good.
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  18. Apr 2 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
    Was a little irritated at the start, but it won me over in the end.
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  19. Apr 1 - Joe Kidd
    Generic Eastwood, though Robert Duvall is good being bad.
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  20. Mar 31 - Any given Sunday
    Subtle it ain't, and about as far from Dogme as you can get, but it was full on sportball-tastic.
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  21. Mar 30 - Pale Rider
    Reliably Clint.
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  22. Mar 29 - Timecrimes
    Concentrate.
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  23. Mar 28 - Why man creates
    Ideas.
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  24. Mar 27 - Stalag 17
    Bit heavy on the gee schucks and wisecracks,but ok in the end. Special mention for the poster.
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  25. Mar 24 - Empire of the Sun
    Too much sugar is bad for you.
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  26. Mar 23 - Catch me if you can
    It came on, I watched it and it was fun.
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  27. Mar 21 - Nuts in May
    If everyone took a pebble there’d be none left.
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  28. Mar 20 - Macbeth
    Thought I was gonna struggle with the language, but once I got up to speed it was great. This boy Shakespeare can write.
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  29. Mar 18 - Seconds
    Great looking and sounding as well as terrific atmosphere. And all from 1966!
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  30. Mar 17 - City Hall
    Decent enough, elevated by a good turn from Al Pacino doing his thing. And when he does you know he is, and you can’t resist (mostly)
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  31. Mar 14 - Die Hard 2
    The most potty mouthed of all the Die Hard films?
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  32. Mar 12 - The Firm
    E’s only gone an won a fackin Oscar ain’t e?
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  33. Mar 11 - To Have and Have Not
    Chemistry
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  34. Mar 10 - Master and Commander - The Far Side of the World
    My swash was most definitely buckled.
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  35. Mar 6 - The Queen of Versailles
    In theory, Jackie shouldn’t have been as likeable as she was.
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  36. Mar 5 - Birth
    Fantastic score, heightening some pretty heightened stuff.
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  37. Mar 3 - Boyhood
    First half flew by. Second half dragged a bit. Like life? Maybe.
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  38. Mar 3 - Flying Leathernecks
    Pretty gritty for 1951.
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  39. Mar 1 - Suspiria
    Me too. I always need a cigarette after I’ve squashed a bat with a stool. Great sound, super colours, dodgy dubbing. Certainly distinctive.
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  40. Feb 27 - Logan Lucky
    All came together very satisfyingly.
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  41. Feb 26 - The Lobster
    Unique.
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  42. Feb 24 - Dune
    Fond memories, but it's a bit patchy.
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  43. Feb 22 - First Blood
    Some gloriously silly bits, and some surprisingly good bits.
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  44. Feb 21 - Run Silent, Run Deep
    I like serious Burt better than jokey Burt.
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  45. Feb 20 - Maudie
    Sally Hawkins was great, and Ethan Hawke put himself back in credit with me.
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  46. Feb 17 - The Tree of Life
    Impressionistic, poetic, but also frustrating.
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  47. Feb 16 - The Thin Blue Line
    Groundbreaking.
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  48. Feb 15 - The Funeral
    Bloody Hell. For everyone.
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  49. Feb 14 - The Help
    The two stars carried this. And they carried it well.
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  50. Feb 12 - Daisies
    Lots of fun, and some super interesting techniques to boot.
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  51. Feb 11 - Hannibal
    Gruesome fun
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  52. Feb 10 - The killing of a Chinese Bookie
    Certainly interesting, though I wish it’d been interesting a bit quicker.
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  53. Feb 10 - Punch Drunk Love
    I so wanted it to end well for Barry. Lovely.
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  54. Feb 8 - Those Glory Glory Days
    Pleasant enough.
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  55. Feb 7 - Die Hard
    Bit cheesier than I remember. I like cheese tho.
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  56. Feb 7 - The Prestige
    Pretty good n twisty.
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  57. Feb 4 - Love and Death
    The most absurd bits seem to age the best.
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  58. Feb 3 - Bug
    Intense
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  59. Jan 28 - Computer Chess
    Idiosyncratic and meandering over the irritating/amusing line.
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  60. Jan 27 - The Sacrifice
    As ever, mesmerising visuals if you wait. Rest of it a bit opaque to me.
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  61. Jan 24 - Eagle vs Shark
    Gentle, bit loopy and fun.
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  62. Jan 21 - Mr Turner
    Forces one to slow down. No bad thing.
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  63. Jan 20 - The Wild Bunch
    They do love a cackle in this bloodthirsty epic.
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  64. Jan 20 - All this Panic
    Captivating
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  65. Jan 14 - Two days, One night
    Doesn't need to be complicated to be very good. Simple enough setup, beautifully executed.
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  66. Jan 13 - The Reader
    Some curious premises, but pretty convincing all round.
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  67. Jan 13 - Boy
    Gentle and funny.
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  68. Jan 11 - Ida
    Simple, direct and very, very still. A good thing.
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  69. Jan 6 - American Psycho
    Business card rage and jealousy.
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  70. Jan 5 - Step Brothers
    Sometimes comedy is called ‘broad ‘ which usually means unfunny. This was broad and funny.
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  71. Jan 2 - Sophie Scholl: The Last Days
    Germans do shout well.
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  72. Jan 1 - Gone Girl
    Twisty turny fun.
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