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  • Listen Up Philip 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Nov, 2014

    Forever remaining a mystery, even to himself.

  • The Cure 1917

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 23 Nov, 2014

    One of the funniest of the Chaplin shorts, with no pathos intervening (nor come to that much plot); it is simply a succession of balletic slapstick scenes of the highest order.

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  • The General 1926

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Apr, 2014 4

    I'm not sure why people scoff at old movies. They are still new to those who have not seen them.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Apr, 2014

    An obituary in serial form with the last instalment missing; snowballing for 100 minutes to a sad and beautiful apogee.

    and/or

    A piercing aesthetic-laden paean to Stefan Zweig and Ernst Lubitsch; one literate, the other cinematic.

    You choose. Spine tingling.