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  • Mr. Turner 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Sep, 2014 1

    Too smart, too salty and too intricate to ever be damned with the 'biopic' tag. Spall has warmth in spades between the quasi-asthmatic heaves and groans, and Dick Pope must win everything.

    Longer review to come.

  • At Berkeley 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Sep, 2014

    Proof that mundanity need not be mundane, and that 'behind the scenes' is not as exciting as you might hope, but it is as vital as you think.

    Wiseman's 4-hour opus, extracted (doubtlessly painfully) from 250 hours of footage, is not an advertisement for UC Berkeley, but an argument for it and what it represents. Education is a right, and in a country sold on the availability of opportunity, the chance to get adequate education seems to be increasingly slim.…

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