Macbeth (2015)

Arguably Shakespeare’s most morally fucked-up play, Macbeth has enamoured some of cinema’s greatest filmmakers, from Akira Kurosawa to Orson Welles and Roman Polanski, each to their own producing dark visions of…
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Prometheus (2012)

It’s no masterpiece – but there is grandeur in its execution and vaulting scope that could make other sci-fi genre pretenders break a sweat. Sure, it’s flawed, but so were the first two Alien films. Prometheus will not change the sci-fi landscape, but it’s a welcome addition to the existential sci-fi horror cinema. Nothing will quite prepare you to the year’s most gut-wrenching scene so far.
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‘Prometheus’ Theatrical Trailer

I don’t know about you, but I am terribly excited for Ridley Scott’s back-to-good-old-sci-fi project Prometheus that it’s almost embarrassing. Morning’s coffee was spilling from my mouth down to my keyboard without realising my jaw was agape far too long as I watched the full theatrical trailer unfolded on my screen. I got so yoked up that I played it again. And again. And then I raved about it to my colleagues, to friends, to my partner, my housemate, to people on the streets (okay, it didn’t really come to that).
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A Dangerous Method (2011)

Respectable piece of workmanship. But for a film boiling with a pot of ideas, psychoanalysis and simmering sexual tension, this is surprisingly repressed stuff. Cronenberg’s restraint is admirable, but A Dangerous Method seems to deserve a more audacious approach.
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Shame (2012)

Shame may be the film to be reckoned with, come end-of-the-year’s best movie list. It is perhaps one of the most compelling, fluidly composed and emotionally draining films about a human affliction, with a taut yet perceptive direction by McQueen and mature, blisteringly heartbreaking performances by both Fassbender and Mulligan.
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