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  • Blue Jasmine 2013

    ★★★ Watched 23 Jul, 2014

    Blanchett is strong for sure but this script is so by-the-Woody-numbers.

  • Inside Llewyn Davis 2013

    ★★★★½ Added

    Like The Straight Story, it's the fringes of this Coen Bros drama that make it so individual rather than the main character or plot. Like O Brother, Where Art Thou?, it takes the best elements of musicals and integrates them with the story. And the road trip to Chicago echo similar scenes in Fargo or Blood Simple. Very watchable, very Coen.

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  • 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 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.