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A gritty and surreal coming-of-age drama
Mel Gibson is back with this brutal and heartfelt WWII epic
A fast-paced and infectiously fun toe-tapper of a film.
It’s the dumb little brother of The Da Vinci Code who won’t stop getting into fights
Sidney Lumet’s blisteringly relevant masterpiece is given the Criterion treatment
A stunning and spiritual masterpiece from Martin Scorsese.
A heart-breaking and visually stunning adaptation of the bestselling novel
Life, love, sex, death, and Ramen. And it’s a Western.
The new movement in Greek cinema continues with this dark coming of middle-age drama
A devastating and deeply feminist masterpiece of Japanese cinema
A muddled effort saved by another tremendous Tom Hanks performance
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.
Never ask me for betting tips.
An absurd dark comedy from Roman Polanski
Joan Crawford gives her finest performance in this crackling film-noir melodrama
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
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