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  • That Day

    That Day 2003

    ★★ Watched 05 May, 2015

    I'm a big fan of Raul Ruiz but I must admit his prolific output has had its up and downs, and here this is the latter I'm afraid. Overwrought, overlong, and without much of the surreal fun I expect from him.

  • Sabotage

    Sabotage 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 08 May, 2015

    Gripping and compelling, a mishmash of genres from modern group actioner with R rated bantz and cock swagging to cop films and Westerns with even an incursion into slasher territory, Sabotage keeps you guessing as to what to expect next and comes refreshingly irony-free.

    Arnie has to handle a complex character and mostly manages to the best of his acting abilities, but badass Olivia Williams and Mireille Enos totally rule. As the film goes on, it becomes obvious that the…

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  • 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?…

  • 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…