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  • Mystery Train 1989

    ★★★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2014

    A collection of three laconic yet wonderfully evocative urban tales, loosely connected by the same setting, a fleapit of a hotel in Memphis.

    I particularly love the way Jim Jarmush captures that transient yet suspended feeling of staying in a city hotel.

  • Love 2011

    ★★½ Watched 15 Sep, 2014

    It was an interesting experience to watch William Eubank's second film before his first, as I can see how the former is a dramatic improvement on the former.

    He certainly is a talent to watch with a keen eye for striking visuals but he absolutely must cool it with the whole mobile advert/we're all at one with nature/meaningful slo-mos vibe, as nobody wants to watch the terrible last scene on the beach in The Tree Of Life stretched to a…

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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?…

  • RoboCop 2014

    ★½ Watched 19 Aug, 2014 4

    A hot mess of squandered good ideas and studio interferences. After an intriguing pre-credits scene, it's mostly dull and toothless, with a truly terrible and robotic performance from Joel Kinnaman (even before he gets into the robosuit!)

    Gary Oldman, Jennifer Ehle and Michael Keaton add a bit of spark and the last 20 minutes are kind of fun but is is such a shame that the director wasn't able to go through with his vision (as he has boldly and very publicly claimed before the film came out)