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  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Oct, 2014

    My Monday afternoon movie choice. In all honesty, I felt far too sober to be spending time in the company of George and Martha, but the crackling energy and unhinged emotional confrontations certainly kicked off my week in memorable fashion.

  • Grace 2009

    ★★ Watched 07 Oct, 2014

    When 'Baby Love' becomes 'Bleeding Love'... moderately effective chills spoilt by unconvincing acting and lots of mugging to camera.

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  • Cloud Atlas 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Feb, 2013

    My Top 20 most memorable (for a variety of reasons) Cloud Atlas characters:

    20. Dr Henry Goose (Tom Hanks) - whiskery 19th-century quack with dubious intent and even more questionable dental hygiene (which may explain why he values other people's teeth so highly).

    19. Ovid (Halle Berry) - balding, pointy-bearded, cyber-eyed back-street surgeon / locksmith. Appropriately named as Berry's transformation is one of the greatest metamorphosis moments in the whole movie.

    18. Older Ursula (Susan Sarandon) - 66 years old…

  • Much Ado About Nothing 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2013

    A rom-com! In black and white! Filmed at his own house in bloody Santa Monica! With all his mates in it! And the screenwriter's almost 450 years old! Well, of all the self-indulgent, pretentious pet projects we've seen from fashionable Hollywood directors down the years, this has to be right up there...

    Twenty minutes into Much Ado About Nothing, and the above concerns were still lingering. What an incredible house though, I thought - actually the perfect filming location, even…