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  • Lucy 2014

    ★★ Watched 23 Aug, 2014

    Nothing to do with the actual film, but I'd like to take this opportunity to describe the screening conditions in which I saw Lucy. It was the midday matinée performance at the Odeon Holloway Road. Including myself, there were nine persons in attendance, though two arrived 30 mins into the film, and two walked out 30 mins before it ended. I was sat opposite the aisle from an older couple, the male wearing a battered and, quite possibly, soiled Trilby…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★½ Watched 08 Aug, 2014 1

    So that... was that.

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  • Like Someone in Love 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 17 Mar, 2013 1

    Wrote about this originally from Cannes after two hours stood in driving rain. Also, guy sat next to me decided to go to the toilet about 30 seconds before the film started, so once the lights had gone down his seat was taken. Then guy comes back and stubbornly refuses to accept that his seat has been taken, so sits on the interloper's lap. Luckily, the guy on top is so bored by the film that he walks out after…

  • The Young Girls of Rochefort 1967

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Jan, 2014 1

    When, in the early part of 2012, I submitted my ballot for the Sight & Sound gigato-poll, I declined to add comments/justifications for my selections. At the time I thought that no-one would need to read the same daisy-chain of earnest banalities and highfalutin' proclamations about why I (me?!) have imposed masterpiece status on this rag-tag bunch of movies. Almost a year-and-a-half later, and I think I've changed my mind. It wasn't flip dismissal, it's probably that I didn't have it…