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  • Fantastic Voyage 1966

    ★★★ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    Occasionally Interesting Voyage.

    Even with the always excellent Donald Pleasance, an impressive experimental opening credit sequence and stunning set design this movie drags a lot. I wanted more monsters too; I appreciate the human anatomy doesn't tend to accommodate such things but if the film makers can shoe-horn in a scene where Raquel Welch gets molested by all four male crew members as they attempt to save her life they surely could've managed one or two hairy beasts without too much loss of credibility to the plot?

  • Heavens Above! 1963

    ★★★ Watched 17 Mar, 2014

    Peter Sellers as the Reverend John Smallwood could make me seriously consider Christianity.

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  • The Man Without a Past 2002

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Dec, 2013 1

    "I wonder if this was a wise thing to do?"

    "God knows, but let them dance."


    I especially liked the Matti Pellonpää portrait.

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Mar, 2014

    Jonathan Glazer takes a tired old sci-fi premise and creates a striking and wholly original piece of cinema that I've barely been able to stop thinking about since I drifted numbly (!) out of the cinema on Friday night. The more I think about it the more I like it. It's unsettling and incredibly beautiful, thought-provoking and often challenging with an astonishingly good soundtrack. Why can't there be more films like this?