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  • Non-Stop 2014

    ★★ Watched 12 Oct, 2014


  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Oct, 2014

    I have a soft spot for this kind of quirky delayed-adolescent bildungsroman, though I have seen them treated with huge disrespect too. I won't try to claim that J,WLaH is remotely near a perfect film, and there are contrivances to get over, but I do think les Duplasses really cared about this one and everyone was gosh darned trying their best, so yeah. Heart.

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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.