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  • Intermission

    Intermission 2003

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Jul, 2015

    Enjoyed this. It's part crime caper, part love story, part quirky love letter to Dublin. I'll admit I put the subtitles on as some of the slang was a bit tricky for me to follow, haha, though I think I can guess what "sporty" means ; ) Liked the way the different stories fitted together, and didn't feel like there were any weak links in the cast. A couple of clever surprises along the way too. Recommend.

  • Alfie

    Alfie 1966

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Jul, 2015

    Apparently they remade this with Jude Law, in a casting move that will surprise precisely nobody.

    An interesting, understated, engaging little number, thanks in no small part to Caine and his charisma (not a euphemism, know what I mean?).

    A heads-up: despite Alfie/Caine's roguish charm and constant knowing asides to the camera, this is actually a Serious Film with a Message. Basically, the whole thing can be summed up in an exchange between Alfie and Harry where Alfie says "I never mean to hurt anyone" and Harry replies "I know Alfie. <pause> But you do."

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 05 Apr, 2015

    Perfection. The only problem with this film is it reminds you of the pointlessness of Jackson making The Hobbit trilogy : P

    Special mention to New Zealand.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Nov, 2014

    Much awesome visuals. Many time travel. Wow.

    (I am prepared to overlook the problems I had with the plot and the characterisation because (a) Hans Zimmer, (b) the robots and (c) that water planet was mm mm terrifying. Good job, CGI dudes and dudettes)