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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (2005)
Director: George Lucas
Fourth best Star Wars, undeniably the most satisfying of the prequels. Read Review

The Truman Show (1998)
Director: Peter Weir
One of Weir's talents is that he can turn A-list stars into proper actors. Here, he turns crazy gurner Jim Carrey into a heartbreaking everyman trapped on TV. Read Review

The Lives Of Others (2006)
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
One of the all-too-few films that resists subtitle-prejudice, this character-driven Stasiland drama beautifully affirms that we can find colour in even the greyest of places. Read Review

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Director: Henry Selick
What's this? What's this?! A spindly, stop-motion delight, ingeniously entwining the appeal of Hallowe'en with Jesus' birthday. Read Review

Out Of Sight (1998)
Director: Steven Soderbergh
So smart, so sexy. Soderbergh returned from the indie wilderness with this snappy Elmore Leonard adaptation - the best yet made, with only the possible exception of Jackie Brown - precipitating tingly chemistry between then-on-the-cusp George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez. Playing charismatic bank robber Jack Foley, former TV doctor Clooney finally arrived as a bona fide movie star, and has hardly broken his stride since. Playing spunky US Marshall Karen Sisco, Lopez revealed promise as an actress that you wish she'd since lived up to, rather than going off and swishing her curves as J-Lo. As for Sodey, while Out Of Sight wasn't a smash, it got critics gushing enough for him to bag the projects that rocketed him to the A-list. Without this, we might never have seen his Erin Brockovich, Traffic or Ocean's Eleven. Read Review

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