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  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Aug, 2016

    Silly, funny, lovely, fine.

  • The Lobster

    The Lobster 2015

    ★★★ Watched 21 Aug, 2016

    I think somebody had a bit too much fun writing a script and someone else had a bit too much fun directing it and a few of the actors thought 'you know what would be fun - delivery every line in an obliquely stilted fashion for no particularly discernible reason'. Don't get me wrong, it is funny, it is not lacking in emotional, but if it's exploring anything deeper, I'm not sure it's particular interesting.

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  • M

    M 1931

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Aug, 2012 2

    The whole film is excellent - some of the strange idiosyncrasies of the new talkie film era, such as overdubbing and silent outdoor scenes, work unusually in its favour even to a modern day audience. The set-up, children singing in the street about a murderer whose presence looms over them, is a masterclass, and its depiction of the whole town, suffering under this wicked spell, is something that has been emulated throughout film history. But the film is a standout…

  • Time of the Wolf

    Time of the Wolf 2003

    ★★★★ Watched 12 Aug, 2012

    Another review of this I read said (roughly) "about as much fun as you'd expect a Haneke post-apocalypse movie to be, i.e. no fucking fun at all" and I can't really put it better than that.