Reviews

Licorice Pizza (2021)

Licorice Pizza

A freewheeling ride through the 1970s San Fernando Valley that’s perhaps too aimless for its own good.

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Ikiru (1952)

Ikiru

Akira Kurosawa’s striking story of a terminally ill middle-aged man searching for the meaning of life. It’s wonderful.

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Irreversible (2002)

Irreversible

A brutal and horrifying film that’s ultimately nothing more. From the master of provocation, Gaspar Noé.

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Brooklyn (2015)

Brooklyn

A beautiful voyage of self-discovery and one agonising choice. Set in 1950s New York and Ireland.

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Unforgiven (1992)

Unforgiven

A self-aware and genre-defining take on the Western by the king of the cowboys, Clint Eastwood.

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The Isle (2000)

The Isle

A challenging and bleakly beautiful film that is certainly not for the faint-hearted.

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Holy Motors (2012)

Holy Motors

Abstract, thrilling and utterly bonkers – Holy Motors is a wild ride set within the heart of Paris.

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The Father (2020)

The Father

A devasting and labyrinthic look at dementia told from the perspective of an ageing man who has it

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Stalker (1979)

Stalker

Andrei Tarkovsky’s mind-bending journey through a post-apocalyptic landscape still manages to impress today

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under the skin (2013)

Under The Skin

Surreal, existential and transcendent cinema from Jonathan Glazer. Under The Skin follows an alien prowling the streets of Glasgow luring in unsuspecting men…

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american beauty (1999)

American Beauty

Sam Mendes’ best picture winning study on suburban life hasn’t aged too well but still has a powerful message at its core

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Wolfwalkers (2020)

Wolfwalkers

With animation and storytelling of the highest quality, Wolfwalkers might be the best film of the year.

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