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  • The Girl on a Motorcycle

    The Girl on a Motorcycle 1968

    Watched 17 Aug, 2015

    As a director, Jack Cardiff is a terrific cinematographer.

    I didn't expect that watching naked Marianne Faithfull and naked Alain Delon could get so boring so quickly, and I can't work out which is more self-indulgent - the characters or the film itself? Also: Me and psychedelia just don't get on.

  • Terminal Station

    Terminal Station 1953

    ★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2015

    The main plot, stultifyingly thick with leaden melodrama, means that this isn't top-tier De Sica, yet this is still worth watching for the wealth of incidental details and supporting characters - bascially, everything that isn't Jennifer Jones or Montgomery Clift.

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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.