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  • The Interview

    The Interview 2014

    ½ Watched 02 Oct, 2015

    Monumentally stupid, staggeringly xenophobic, and we now live in a world where a film that includes the line "Your butthole is ironic!" caused an international incident.

  • The Swimmer

    The Swimmer 1968

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Sep, 2015

    A brutal deconstruction of masculinity, a lyrical decimation of virility and a savage stab at the tenuous fragility of the nouveau riche. Or have I got that the wrong way round? The Swimmer (dated in a way that only serves to enhance its strange potency) is as disorienting for the viewer as it is for Ned Merrill, gradually peeling layers off him with every swim, every pool, every encounter.

    I can't even say "They don't make 'em like this any more", because they didn't even make them like this back then. Outstanding.

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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.