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  • Last Year at Marienbad

    Last Year at Marienbad 1961

    ★★½ Watched 18 Jun, 2016

    I met you last year. 
    No you didn't. 
    Yes I did. 
    No you didn't. 
    Yes I did. 
    No you didn't. 
    Yes I did. 
    No you didn't.

  • My Own Private Idaho

    My Own Private Idaho 1991

    Watched 18 Jun, 2016

    I hated this. If you're making a version of Shakespeare there are multiple ways you can do it. Traditional, Modern but with original text, Modern with modern text. Choose one and stick with it. My Own Private Idaho chooses a modern retelling of Henry IV but can't decide whether it's to be played seriously with natural acting or comedic with "Shakespeare" style acting and because it switches between the two it ends up being a horrible mess!

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    127 Hours 2010

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Jan, 2014

    For God's sake, stop touching that nerve! :-0

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    Black Swan 2010

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Apr, 2012 1

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