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182. calvary (2014)

I feel like 2014 has been particularly strong for movies. We say this every year but that statement feels especially true this time around. Amidst form-challenging masterworks ( 451 more words

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181. silent hill (2006)

This film seems to have had a slight reappraisal since it’s lukewarm reception upon release. It isn’t been declared as a modern classic by any means but it gets mentioned a lot more than I expect it to. 227 more words

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180. rio (2011)

Rio does everything you’d expect it to really. It’s fast, funny and very enjoyable but rarely does it surprise you. If I can avoid knowing before hand, one of my favourite things to do in animated movies is try and figure out which actors are voicing the characters. 105 more words

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179. life itself (2014)

For anyone who devotes their life to the movies, Roger Ebert is one of those guiding lights. Whether you agree with his opinions or not, he’s such a respected and accomplished voice in this field that you can’t help but be drawn to it. 442 more words

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178. locke (2014)

The thing I really, really love about Locke is that it’s about one specific moment in a man’s life when everything just comes apart and spirals out of control but it is encapsulated in such a controlled way. 365 more words

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177. the double (2014)

One of the things that really impressed me about Richard Ayoade’s debut Submarine, was how confidently directed it was. Here is a filmmaker who so clearly understands how to combine a moving camera with the perfectly timed cut, music cue or lighting shift. 234 more words

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176. the house bunny (2008)

I don’t know how I ended up watching this film but it popped up on Netflix and I like Anna Faris so hey why not. I enjoyed it. 219 more words

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