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  • My Neighbor Totoro 1988

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Oct, 2014 9

    No plot.
    No central character.
    No antagonist.
    No defined purpose for side characters.
    No threat.
    No three acts.
    No jokes.
    No punchlines.
    No explanations.
    No internal references.
    No catchphrases.
    No political polemical voice.
    No melodrama.
    No lessons.
    No beginning.
    No end.
    One of the best films ever made.

  • Hungry Hearts 2014

    ★½ Watched 16 Oct, 2014

    They didn't even try to get out of that toilet.

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  • Like Someone in Love 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 17 Mar, 2013 2

    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…