7.5/10 Inglourious Basterds
When I first watched this movie I wasn't overly impressed, I think I paid too much attention to the hype surrounding it and forgot to form an opinion from scratch. I've since re-watched it and really enjoyed it. The best part though was Christoph Waltz as Col. Hans Landa, one of the best evil performances I've ever seen, very nonchalant and blasé about the brutality and even more sinister for it.
8/10 Dead Man's Shoes
I think we've discussed this film before! It's superb, Paddy Considine played the role of rogue-hero Richard fantastically (without bravado as you accurately described him). Also a really moving ending, as he realises he has all but joined the dark side.
8/10 From Dusk till Dawn
Great film, George Clooney is like Brad Pitt for me, he's so popular that it almost seems cliché to like him, but I find him so funny and genuine. However, Quentin Tarantino was the major selling point of this film for me, I love the guy as a director, and I think that, before seeing his performance as an actor, I had already decided I was going to love it. The film is funny, it's exciting and the cast is fantastic.
The dark-comedy genre massively appeals to me, and I love the Coen brothers' direction. I also think Steve Buscemi is a hilarious man, but also convincing when serious, very talented and somewhat underrated actor. Frances McDormand (possibly spelt wrong, can't be bothered to check) is one of my favourite actresses - I struggle to think of many that stand out a great deal - and she did really well in this movie.
8.5/10 Reservoir Dogs
Classic film, one of Tarantino's best. Very clever, very cool and very funny. Mr White is my favourite character in this, but Mr Pink is also decent from what I remember. I haven't watched this movie in absolutely ages so will re-watch soon. "all those years f*cking punks up the asss I bet you'd love some prime rib".
9/10 Battle Royale
Super well-done movie, one of the only foreign language movies I've watched and I'm glad I did. I love the premise, reeeeeally engrossing. I love how the whole thing kinda drives the teacher insane, and I think it's chilling as balls in the intro when the reporter is talking about the last 'games' and she's like "the winner has arrived, it's a girl! It's a little girl! And she's smiling!" - that girl's smile, as she's clutching the knackered teddy and coverered in blood is really effective.
-/10 An American Werewolf in London
I have very fond memories of watching this film, but not very many memories of the film itself! Whenever I stayed at my nan's house as a kid, my cousins and I would watch this and all hide behind the sofa when he was changing into the wolf. I remember being absolutely terrified, and the only scene that sticks out in my mind is when he's going down the escalator, presumably trying to get home as he's turning. I would really like to watch this again as I've heard it's quite funny which I never picked up on.
9.5/10 The Departed
Watched it recently for the first time and it's straight in my top 10 films. I love the cast firstly- Mark Wahlberg is probably my favourite actor, Matt Damon is somewhere near the top and Leo Dicaprio is growing on me fast. I love the part where Leo is 'arresting' Matt Damon on the roof towards the end, and that guy comes along and shoots him, then the black cop shoots the guy that shot Leo, and then to top it all off, Mark Wahlberg comes in and blasts Damon, funny.
9.5/10 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Easily Jack Nicholson's best performance - I would say 'to date' but I can't see him pulling anything better off in this lifetime. Jack Nicholson really cracks me up, he's got something very charming about him and he's really convincing in all of his roles. I love the ending - when Nurse Ratshit gives the poor guy a lobotomy and Chief puts him out of his misery before powering his way to freedom - is one of the most moving scenes in any film I've seen.
7.5/10 Hot Fuzz
Really funny, very British film. I love the duo, and I love how Nick Frost has a massive DVD collection ha ha - "have you ever pointed your gun in the air and gone 'ahhh'?". I really like how Simon Pegg is a super-cop and they send him to a pokey little village because he's 'making the rest of us look bad' ha ha ha.
7.5/10 Con Air
Ha ha, glad this made it into your 'top 20'. There's no shame in loving Con Air! I'm not a huge fan of Nic Cage but I loved him in this movie. I also thought John Malcovich was verrrrrry good as Cyrus the Virus. I just looked this movie up and saw that it got the Golden Raspberry award for "Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property" ha ha. "Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. I have the only gun on board. Welcome to Con Air."