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  • Macbeth

    Macbeth 1948

    ★★½ Watched 15 Jul, 2015 1

    The budget-constrained, stage-bound nature of Welles' production is often commented upon, and not always in a complimentary way. But that in itself is not problematic - the stylish set-design is one of the things I like about it. The problem is how inert it frequently feels. That's a filmmaking issue, not a fiscal one. And Welles was hugely skilled in many areas, but a convincing Scottish accent wasn't one of his talents.

  • Amy

    Amy 2015

    ★★★ Watched 12 Jul, 2015 2

    I'm a little uncomfortable with the moral grey area of criticising aggressive media intrusion, and then using so much footage of those privacy violations within the finished film itself...

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  • Last Year at Marienbad

    Last Year at Marienbad 1961

    Watched 24 Dec, 2014 2

    An ambiguous story that I may or may not have enjoyed.

    Only kidding: I unambiguously found it impenetrable and increasingly irritating, in no small part because of the intermittent screeching of the organ on the soundtrack.

  • Due Date

    Due Date 2010

    ½ Watched 16 Jul, 2012

    The sheer fucking unwarranted hubris of Todd Phillips that he thought he could better (let alone equal) PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES. I laughed a total of two times - both times because Downey Jr. pulled a facial expression that managed to rise above the pitiful slop of the script.