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  • F for Fake

    F for Fake 1973

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Apr, 2015

    Like everyone else seems to have mentioned, Orson Welles has the best voice. Damn, it just purrs. This in an interesting and odd documentary wherein Orson Welles speaks at length about very little. He talks of fakery and trickery and various other synonyms, saving much of the documentary for an intriguing true tale of an art forger I'd never heard about (though presumably, that's the point). This nicely links into a biography on Howard Hawks and in a roundabout way…

  • The DUFF

    The DUFF 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Apr, 2015

    Teen comedies plus romcoms equals a pretty much solid Henry film. The basic plot here is that Mae Whitman plays...a character whose name I've already forgotten, who discovers that her character is the DUFF amongst her friends. That stands for Designated Ugly Fat Friend. They tend to be largely ignored and although they don't have to be ugly or fat, people don't remember them. Kind of like how I've completely remembered her character name. Whoops! Let's see if I remember…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 27 Oct, 2014

    In the style of Matt, because why not. Saw this with my cinema card and also cos the poster looks damn cool. Look at it. Like some seventies sepia stuff and I'm always down for that. Opens on Gyllenhaal thin as hell. Hair slicked back like some creepy dude. No money but clearly owns a comb. Does bad shit with this grin. Freaked me out a bit but whatever, it's cool.
    He drives this shitty car all over the place,…

  • The Guest

    The Guest 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Sep, 2014

    Let me preface this review by saying that it is in no way a five star film. It's a five star film in the same way that The Other Guys, reviewed by Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian, is not a five star film. But sometimes you watch a movie and can't stop smiling. It entertains. It has you sitting back and going, "Yeah, why can't all films be like this?" And that's what The Guest did to me. Sure, it…