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A glorious blu-ray release for one of the all-time great sci-fi movies
The House of Mouse continues its great run of form, with this glorious Oceanic adventure
Joseph Gordon-Levitt excels in this fascinating and pertinent thriller
The ultra-violent cult classic six-film series, stunningly restored by Criterion
A new adventure in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world
Miles Teller gives an awards worthy performance in this extraordinary true story
Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo give wonderful performances in this unashamedly romantic drama.
John Waters’ provocative shock-fest aims to offend. And succeeds.
Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender shine in this old-fashioned romantic drama.
Three films for the price of one. Absolute garbage, but surprisingly enjoyable.
A visually stunning and fascinating film, undone by its hateful portrayal of women.
An absurd dark comedy from Roman Polanski
Joan Crawford gives her finest performance in this crackling film-noir melodrama
Never ask me for betting tips.
Bursting with colour, comedy, romance, La La Land is a joyous ode to cinema's rich history.
The talkiest of talkies. Screwball comedy done to perfection.
A visual tour de force from the makers of Astro Boy and Akira
A vibrant telling of the Greek tragedy, reimagined at the Rio carnival.
My review of the year
The iconic 80s vampire classic finally arrives on blu-ray in the UK.
A glorious and original offbeat comedy, with terrific performances from an all star cast.
Great performances, and one of the best screenplays of recent times.
A chilling documentary, which in any other year might seem far-fetched. In 2016 however, it is the scariest film of the year.
Emile Hirsch and Heath Ledger shine in this fascinating true story
Stunning re-release of the ultimate siege movie
Quite simply, the greatest Adam Sandler film of all time.
Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah shine in this wonderful update of Cyrano de Bergerac
An uneven but occasionally beautiful late period Kurosawa
An imaginative and beautiful take on teen sexuality and gender identity
A road trip comedy with a tragic twist
For the complete archive, please see my blog
Every great film should seem new every time you see it.