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  • Chef

    Chef 2014

    ★★★ Watched 30 Mar, 2015

    Very likeable, but very strangely structured - seemed to take forever to get going, and then suddenly it was the end. I guess that's the fruity whiff of a new director.

  • Oslo, August 31st

    Oslo, August 31st 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Mar, 2015

    I could find nothing to fault here. This is probably the best drugs film I've ever seen - it doesn't flinch but it doesn't sensationalise either. At the heart of it though is people and normality and everydayness they just do what they're programmed to do. The script is enviable, but it's the detail and addenda in the acting - their positioning, the pauses... growing up is hard to do.

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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.