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  • When Harry Met Sally... 1989

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Nov, 2012

    When Harry Met Sally is one of those cult classics that people curl up with on a sick-day, or after a breakup, and say it makes them feel all warm and fuzzy, and like there's someone out there for them after all.

    Actually, I had the opposite response. Because it doesn't really happen like this, does it? Take out the 'I've realised I'm in love and I'm running to tell you so in a maybe creepy but maybe romantic way'…

  • The Intouchables 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Oct, 2012

    I'm not the kind of person laughs out loud much - I show my appreciation for humour with a smile. This film made me genuinely laugh out loud for almost its entire duration. Beautiful, beautiful film.

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  • Fight Club 1999

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Feb, 2012 1

    The first time, Fight Club is a kick to the guts.

    Each time after that, it's an intellectual exercise, an "I see what you did there". One of the few films that holds up to that repeated viewing experience whilst still being engrossing.

  • Melancholia 2011

    ★½ Watched 07 Feb, 2012

    "This isn't fun any more", Charlotte Gainsbourg whispers. 'No, it's not', I think. It hasn't been for a long time. I'm waiting - no, hoping! - for the destruction of our planet and with it these bizarrely fragile characters.

    Melancholia has some powerful metaphors, I'll admit that much.

    Ever had a panic attack? Crushing weight on your chest, breath hard to come by, a dense feeling of horror, certainty that something terrible is about to happen, no matter how much…