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Vanishing Point: drug-fuelled car delivery across America in an ol’ Ford, but unless you love films where it’s just about cars and chases… you probably won’t take much from this. If you like funky soul music from the early 70’s it would make the film even better! Hasn’t really dated well (‘nam, hippies and homophobia) and the plot’s very thin, as are the characters and dialogue. Some OK car stunts redeem it, but it’ll always be just a ‘cult’ film.

Score: 4/10

Lives of others: retrospectively reviewing this – I caught this in the Belmont in ’07 and was totally surprised. Only negative point was that I thought it was a bit long – in saying this, to get the characters deep and keep the plot detailed you couldn’t really cut much out. Great shame that the lead detective (main character) Ulrich Mühe died not long after the films scooped all the awards… brilliant swansong for him!

Score: 8/10