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  • Promised Land

    Promised Land 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Mar, 2015

    Matt fracking Damon. John Krasinski the stand-out performer in this one though.

  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997

    ★★★★ Rewatched 10 Mar, 2015

    A rating of under 50% on Rotten Tomatoes and a polarity of views here on Letterboxd, ranging from "boring" and "annoying" with "substandard acting" to "glorious", "entertaining and engaging" and "well crafted".

    It all adds up to Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil being an acquired taste, shall we say - to call it a curate's egg would be overly harsh in my view. For starters, it's a true story that is at least intriguing - the rather…

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  • Cloud Atlas

    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

    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…