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|100 T10||The Big Lebowski (1998) - Feb 06, 2014
"The Coens have made a truly unique movie with this darkly comedic, detective style noir set in early 90s California. In true Coen tradition, the story moves from one odd encounter to another, full of quirky, unforgettable characters, with Bridges' inept stoner at the centre of it all. The script is endlessly witty, complete with surreal, drug-induced dream sequences, the soundtrack fits superbly, and Bridges is terrific, supported heroically by Goodman's dangerously short-fused Vietnam vet."
|65 T5||Deadpool (2016) - Feb 11, 2016
"It brilliantly captures the spirit of the cult comic, with a relentless barrage of filthy (and often hilarious) comedy and some good bloody violence, with Reynolds playing the wise-cracking mutant assassin beautifully. The other characters however aren't really interesting at all, and the film has a tired, formulaic structure, a shortage of action scenes and a disappointing final set piece."
|85 T9||The Sword in the Stone (1963) - Mar 02, 2015
"A lesser effort in the Disney canon, this excellent take on Arthurian legend is nevertheless a real delight. It’s well-animated and highly creative, with some fantastically zany sequences involving dancing furniture, animal transformations and, best of all, a priceless wizard duel."
|95 T10||Divorce Italian Style (1961) - Mar 05, 2016
"This darkly comic tale of a middle-aged scoundrel’s pursuit of his teenage cousin doubles as a sharp satire, highly critical of antiquated Italian laws and customs and featuring a number of hilarious caricatures of Sicilian stereotypes. The story and dialogue are phenomenal, and Mastroianni’s performance is sheer perfection."
|90 T10||Los Olvidados (1950) - Feb 25, 2016
"Buñuel goes for an uncharacteristic sense of realism in Los Olvidados, painting the slums of Mexico City as a hopelessly bleak and unforgiving place for its young and impoverished inhabitants. It’s powerful and engaging stuff, with excellent characterisation and many memorably scenes, and ultimately it’s heartbreakingly tragic."
|55 T3||The Blood of Heroes (1989) - May 31, 2015
"There’s some good action in this dystopian sports movie, but the plot lacks structure and the characterisation is disappointingly light. The film’s universe is expansive yet Peoples doesn’t offer enough insight into its origins or traditions, so a little more exposition would have actually been welcome. Even so, it’s very creative aesthetically, and Hauer and Chen turn in worthy performances."
|5 T1||The Color of Pomegranates (1969) - Nov 17, 2016
"What a torturous ordeal. In addition to being agonisingly boring, almost all of Parajanov's stylistic choices are horrible: the carefully composed surreal imagery is pretentious, vapid and uninviting; the music is almost painfully jarring. Only a fervent affection for Sayat-Nova’s poetry could foreseeably render this a remotely rewarding experience; it's completely worthless otherwise."
|70 T6||Dead Heat (1988) - Dec 30, 2016
"Rarely is this kind of irreverent 1980s horror-comedy executed so well. Williams and Piscopo are on great form as two wise-cracking cops who uncover a plot to raise an army of the dead, and with plenty of fun dialogue and gory effects galore, it's a rigorously entertaining ride from start to finish."
|90 T10||Seven Beauties (1975) - Aug 29, 2015
"Pasqualino is an incredible character; he obsesses over honour yet proves repeatedly that he himself is completely without it. Desertion, rape, cold-blooded murder – nothing is beyond him, and yet despite his numerous deplorable acts, he somehow remains a sympathetic character. Wertmüller's excellent script and spot-on direction make it a captivating experience to watch him weasel his way through the horrors of the war, and Giannini is sensational in the role."
|75 T7||House (1977) - Feb 23, 2016
"In this bonkers Japanese horror, Obayashi uses all the camera tricks and cheap special effects at his disposal to create a deliciously absurd nightmare, with every passing scene offering a more mind-boggling display of creepy, colourful, chaotic weirdness than the last. Visually, it’s an unforgettable comedic treat, and the deliberate bad acting and one-note characterisation make it all the more hilarious."