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  • Nurse 3-D

    Nurse 3-D 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Jan, 2016

    I won't oversell it because Nurse 3D is a bit of a missed opportunity. It starts off brilliantly as a kind of deranged MANIAC with a nurse, and there are echoes of de Palma and touches of fetichism, however sadly the film then follows the timid route of the Single White Female thriller variety, and puts an uninteresting, blonde miss goody two shoes in the lead, when the film should belong to Paz de la Huerta. At least the last…

  • My Old Lady

    My Old Lady 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 09 Jan, 2016

    As part of the recent and unofficial OAP MCU, this should have been a hit, however it sank without trace after its LFF presentation.

    It is a real shame and the film is completely missold by its silly, happy poster. I expected a blue rinse brigade comedy, not depression, family angst, suicides and alcoholism, with shades of Ibsen.

    The inter-generational conflict is interesting as the baby boomers generation is arguably the one that had it easy over everybody else before…

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  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Feb, 2015 2

    An exhilarating and exquisite space folly, that is surprisingly involving and enormous fun.

    The art direction is more 70's/80's French sci-fi graphic novels (with whom the film shares a punk/queer sensibility) than modern calibrated blockbusters, which is why some will call it "silly".

    Proving that they still have the knack for it, the Wachowskis deliver some of the most exciting action scenes of recent memories and some fantastic set pieces (the chase in Chicago, the "eye of Jupiter" section...)

    Channing…

  • Love Actually

    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?…