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  • Dragged Across Concrete

    Dragged Across Concrete

    ★★★★★

    Will have to let this one settle with me for a bit, an intense, methodical and mature thriller which I won't be forgetting anytime soon. Go see this purely for its final set-piece.

  • Piglet's Big Movie

    Piglet's Big Movie

    ★★★★

    First movie I ever saw in the cinema :) Carly Simon dancing at the end freaked me out a bit as a child however.

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  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★★★

    A difficult battle but after nearly three years Seven Samurai has unseated The Master as my favourite film. Seven Samurai is the perfect filmic narrative, the fact that a minor comedic character like Yohei for example, goes from pathetic old farmer to a hero of sorts is a testament to Kurosawa's commitment to crafting a plethora of fully realised characters in a truly lived-in world. The film is 3 and a half hours long and every time I check the runtime I'm surprised as to how much time has passed, it's so intense it's like having the entirety of an epic novel flash before your eyes.

  • Kwaidan

    Kwaidan

    ★★★★★

    What started for me as a very entertaining and visually stunning duo of spooky parables became, during Hoichi the Earless, an absolutely breathtaking film: a treat for the eyes and ears. Art.