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  • The President 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Oct, 2014

    The President was my eighth and final film of the London Film Festival, an emotional and tense journey from start to finish. A dictator of an unknown country proves his all conquering power to his grandson by having all of the electricity in the city turned off. And then on again. And then off. And then on aga-- Oh, for some reason they aren't coming back on. This simple act leads to a revolution and the next day, granddad and…

  • Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Oct, 2014

    Man, film festivals are awesome. My seventh and penultimate film was this sports drama from Bennett Miller, director of Moneyball and Capote.

    What we get here is another character study, this time focusing on Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), an Olympic wrestling champion, and his relationship with John E. Du Pont (Steve Carrell), a man who inherited an absolute fortune from his family's ammunitions company and who has a fondness for wrestling whilst also regarding himself as a patriot, ornithologist, philatelist…

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  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch 1982

    ★★ Watched 13 Oct, 2014 2

    My friend made a list of films that I should watch.
    letterboxd.com/mjlavender/list/forcing-fosdike/

    I made a list of films that he should watch.
    letterboxd.com/foz90/list/educating-lavender/

    Me: Would love to know what the development process for this was.
    Matt: Cocaine.

    The first movie I've managed to track down was this one. An oddity from 1982 that doesn't include Michael Myers and was intended to kick off a new approach by the franchise where they'd move away from slashers, release one a year and…

  • Memories of Murder 2003

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Oct, 2014

    This a great South Korean thriller from Bong Joon Ho based on a series of murders that occurred in the country between 1986 and 1991. Like all detective stories of this nature, a body is found at the start and then the police have to work out who did it. So far, so normal. What sets Memories of Murder apart is its tone. It's bit-part gritty thriller, bit-part knockabout comedy. Two thirds of our investigating team have seemingly been trained…