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  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★ Added

    I finally watched Drive in January. Whilst I enjoyed it, I didn't feel it lived up to all the hype. Yeah, that old problem. Still, it certainly has a style and pace all of its own.

    Anyway, I decided to watch it again on a plane the other day. And, Bang! Watching this film a second time allowed me to put my initial impressions to one side and just wallow in it, knowing it is (at times) somewhat slow, full…

  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960

    ★★★★½ Added

    A film I've watched hundreds of times. Finney is Arthur Seaton, a rogue working at the Raleigh bicycle factory in Nottingham. He made his career off the back of this film, and quite right too. The direction is superb, the soundtrack wonderful, the cast (mostly) excellent. This is Nottingham in the sixties as my Dad describes it: hard work to earn weekends at play, but with occasional consequences. One of the best British kitchen sink movies ever made. I absolutely love it.

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  • Big Fish 2003

    ★★★★½ Added

    A beautiful, simple, rich example of storytelling. Tim Burton actually wraps this one up neatly, and its a fine reward. I shed a few tears. The always wonderful Albert Finney is on top form - nobody else could play the older Edward Bloom like him. Also, Ewan McGregor was cast because of his uncanny likeness to a young Albert Finney. Lots of enjoyable adventures, a great and surprising cast, and I fell in Love with Alison Lohman just a little bit more. I'd definitely do three years in a circus for her.

  • Sigur Rós: Heima 2007

    ★★★★ Added

    One of the most heartbreakingly beautiful music documentaries ever made, about the most heartbreakingly beautiful music ever made. Iceland never looked so stunning, and it finally has it's soundtrack.