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  • Long Way Round

    Long Way Round 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 25 Aug, 2016

    When I found out that my visiting in-laws had never seen this, I happily embarked on my fourth rewatch of this 10 episode documentary miniseries.

    I did so, because this might just be my favourite piece of television ever. Every time I finish it, I want to watch it from the beginning again straight after. In fact, that is exactly what I did after I watched it the first time round.

    I love the beautiful sense of adventure, I love…

  • Magnolia

    Magnolia 1999

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Aug, 2016

    It's a great movie filled with raw emotion. However, I don't really follow PTA's train of thought here. The suposed theme of the the movie is Serendipity or Coincidence as can be glanced from the stories in the beginning. But when the movie itself gets going the stories, while interesting and fascinating on their own, aren't particulary coincidental. They merely intersect like any other set of stories in everyday life.

    Anyway, apart from that misstep I really loved the varied…

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  • Stardust

    Stardust 2007

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Jul, 2015 6

    Holy moly!!!!!!!!!!!!! This one came completely out of left field for me.

    Knowing nothing of the movie, I assumed it's just some light fairy tale movie. And it is that, but also so much more. This is like a fairy tale Galore! I swear the guy who wrote this was on more drugs than the guy who wrote Alice in Wonderland (and we all know that guy was tripping balls).

    It's all over the place with the story, but it…

  • Desperado

    Desperado 1995

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 06 Jul, 2016

    I loved this back in the day and it was a subject of many a school yard re-tellings (especially Tarantino's joke).

    Features Banderas right in his element, Salma Hayek is gorgeous as ever and this, for me, is probably the highlight of Rodriguez's career. The Spy Kids stuff is not for me and the Machete and Planet Terror stuff got a little too gimmicky for my taste. Sin City was kinda fun though. Desperado, however, is just the perfect blend…