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  • WolfCop 2014

    Watched 29 Jan, 2015

    WolfCop, like many have pointed out, is all wrong tonally. The marketing sold this an exploitation horror comedy, but there's barely any laughs, and the film is simply not OTT enough, compared to the likes of Hobo With A Shotgun. In fact, I was surprised how serious this is. Even the bestiality scene is really dull, and that's saying something.

    At least there isn't a hint of CGI in the transformation's practical effects, which are suitable gross

  • Citizen Kane 1941

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Jan, 2015

    I watched it with an open-mind, well aware of its status.

    Technically it is a wonder, still now, and you don't need to know much about the history of cinema to appreciate it.

    From a narrative point of view, I find it only intermittently engaging. I love the first and the last twenty minutes, which I find very moving, but it meanders a little in between.

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  • Love Actually 2003

    ½ Rewatched 30 Dec, 2013

    Letterboxd is going to be interesting as an external influence is making me watch films I truly do not want to. Such as this. Or in this case, rewatch it. Love. Actually has recently been comprehensively demolished, and rightly so.

    Does this deserve its reputation as the worst, most heinous film ever made? Are we being too harsh? Are us, UK based bloggers, too easily giving a pass to American rom-coms while being too severe on their home grown counterparts?…

  • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989

    ★½ Watched 27 Dec, 2014 2

    A surprise disappointment considering its cult status and how much of a 80's comedies fan I am. While Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are great leads and a lot of fun, the film itself goes through the motions with very few actual jokes, and many of them just fizzle out. Plus it really lacks of a certain 80's pizzazz compared to, say Weird Science.