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Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

RATING: ★★★★★ (5/5)

Graham Greene has solidly established himself as one of my favourite writers. His stories are masterful observations of the inescapable ambiguity of life and the ways in which humanity tries to fight against or through these unavoidable grey areas. 626 more words

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Secrets & Lies (1996, Mike Leigh)

From the opening credits, Andrew Dickson’s score sets the tone for Secrets & Lies. It’s going to be severe. I don’t think there’s a light moment in the score–any of the film’s lighter moments, usually involving Timothy Spall’s ability to make people smile (he’s a photographer, so it’s a good ability), are mostly silent. 564 more words

★★★★