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My 25 favourite films - in order

Dr. G. R. Ross "g_r_ross1961"
 
Rumble Fish [DVD] [2003]
Rumble Fish [DVD] [2003]
"Coppola imaginatively uses black and white cinematography to convey the ambiguous feelings of a teenage boy (Matt Dillon) towards his older brother (Mickey Rourke), friends and father (Dennis Hopper)"
Taxi Driver [DVD] [1976] [1999]
Taxi Driver [DVD] [1976] [1999]
"The young Robert de Niro both thrills and scares as the emotionally unstable title character in Scorcese's masterpiece"
Some Like It Hot - Special Edition [DVD] [1959]
Some Like It Hot - Special Edition [DVD] [1959]
"Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon bounce wisecracks off each other, Monroe flirts and the supporting characters contribute to a delightful, lightweight and implausible comedy romp"
Scent Of A Woman [DVD] [1993]
Scent Of A Woman [DVD] [1993]
"Pacino snarls, growls and barks as an embittered and blinded retired U.S. Marine who is unexpectedly softened in this touching drama"
Apocalypse Now Redux [DVD] [1979]
Apocalypse Now Redux [DVD] [1979]
"The claustrophic weirdness of waging war in a foreign land is brought to life in Coppola's flawed masterpiece"
Kagemusha [1980] [DVD]
Kagemusha [1980] [DVD]
"This Japanese epic from the legendary director Akira Kurosawa tells the tale of a petty thief brought in to replace an ailing warlord.  Magnificent battle scenes."
Heaven's Gate [DVD] [1980] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Heaven's Gate [DVD] [1980] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Much maligned violent and dramatic epic western starring Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Isabelle Huppert etc. - well worth seeing"
In The Heat Of The Night [DVD] [1967]
In The Heat Of The Night [DVD] [1967]
"Taut claustrophobic 'detective' story set in a small Deep South town reeks of sweat and racial bigotry - Rod Steiger is rivetting"
Erin Brockovich [DVD] [2000]
Erin Brockovich [DVD] [2000]
"Julia Roberts proving that there is more to her acting talents than just a big smile in this heart-warming tale of the little 'guy' against the system"
The Godfather: Part II [DVD]
The Godfather: Part II [DVD]
"My favourite episode of the trilogy, this has Pacino at his best and de Niro speaking fluent Sicilian - so much more than 'a gangster movie'"
Raging Bull (20th Anniversary Edition) [DVD]
Raging Bull (20th Anniversary Edition) [DVD]
"A great actor's greatest performance and the movie that encapsulates the harsh and violent reality of contact sports like no other"
Road to Perdition [2002] [DVD]
Road to Perdition [2002] [DVD]
"Wonderfully photographed, I still cannot believe how well Tom Hanks - who I had always thought of as a lightweight actor - carries this movie on his shoulders"
Rollerball [1975] - Special Edition [DVD]
Rollerball [1975] - Special Edition [DVD]
"Not to be confused with the weak re-make, this is a 70's version of the individual against the system"
The Dead Zone [DVD]
The Dead Zone [DVD]
"Fronm the Stephen King book, this tale shows that you can create tension and fear without special effects, and still stimulate the brain.  Christopher Walken is brilliant in the lead role."
Nosferatu (1922) - Two-disc set [DVD]
Nosferatu (1922) - Two-disc set [DVD]
"One of the few horror films i enjoy, this creates an amazing atmosphere when you consider when it was made (1922!)"
Blade Runner [DVD] [1982] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Blade Runner [DVD] [1982] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Gritty sci-fi melodrama set in the near future with Harrison Ford identifying and combatting super-human androids"
Angel Heart [DVD]
Angel Heart [DVD]
"Messy and confusing and both yet erotic and chilling, this tall tale set in New Orleans stars the wonderful Mickey Rourke with Robert de Niro in an almost camp cameo role"
Bram Stoker's Dracula [DVD] [1993]
Bram Stoker's Dracula [DVD] [1993]
"Although completely over-the-top, the combination of vivid photography, dramtic costumes and a cast including Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves makes for a memorable, if bloody, feast"
The Godfather [DVD]
The Godfather [DVD]
"A spectacle from start to finish, Brando is rivetting in the title role"
The Sixth Sense - 2 Disc Collector's Edition [DVD] [1999]
The Sixth Sense - 2 Disc Collector's Edition [DVD] [1999]
"In which Bruce Willis proves that he can act and Shyamalan demonstrates what an imaginative and creative director he is going to be"
Field of Dreams [DVD] [1989]
Field of Dreams [DVD] [1989]
"A lightweight fable to be loved by those with a romantic nostalgia for the 'good old days' of sport"
Gangs of New York [DVD] [2003]
Gangs of New York [DVD] [2003]
"Scorcese's imaginative tale set in New York in 1846 has Daniel Day-Lewis hamming it up and Cameron Diaz ludicrously mis-cast and with an appalling accent"
The Deer Hunter: Special Edition (2 discs) [DVD] [1979]
The Deer Hunter: Special Edition (2 discs) [DVD] [1979]
"Great cast, director, story etc. this deserves the 5 Oscars that it gained"
Pulp Fiction (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1994]
Pulp Fiction (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1994]
"Stylish with clever (and confusing) uses of time jagging and what appears at first to be improvised script, this modern classic stars John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman"