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  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012

    ★★★ Added

    Takes too long to get going, and very inconsistent in its approach to storytelling. Completely lacking in character development, and the charm that really made "The Lord of the Rings". Voids the need for two sequels.

  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    Vicky Cristina Barcelona 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Jun, 2012

    Looks beautiful and there's a robust chemistry between all the characters. Rather enjoyed it, apart from the abrupt ending and that really annoying opening (theme) song.

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  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation 2003

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Jun, 2012

    A personal favourite. There's an undeniable charm to watching Murray and Johansson's chemistry progress through the runtime. Superb direction, great script, perfect performances and a fantastic soundtrack. Can't fault it.

  • After Life

    After Life 1998

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Mar, 2012

    I'm a huge fan of Hirohazu Koreeda's work, and 'After Life' is a thought-provoking and inventive piece of story-telling and cinematic structure. While the romantic drama between the main two characters doesn't really pan out into anything particularly memorable or decisive, Koreeda's exploration into the concept of memory and death is a delightful and intricate one. Semi-reverting to his documentary style of filming, 'After Life' manages to frame the complex narratives and realities of both cherished and forgotten memories into a magical and charming piece of cinema.