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  • Submarine 2010

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Nov, 2011

    On the one hand, this movie is a film lovers dream: a unique setting seldom seen on film (Swansea in Wales), great cinematography and references to fantastic films about childhood and loss like 'Don't Look Now', 'Rushmore', and 'The 400 Blows.' One the other hand it's a wonderfully funny and tragic story about the pains of adolescence. A film about the painful gap between loneliness, love, and friendship. That the emotional lives of teenagers is what makes the world vibrate…

  • The Trip 2010

    ★★★ Watched 06 Nov, 2011 1

    I think it's really hard to get the balance of reality and absurdity right in a "faux documentary". If you try to hard to convince the audience it's 'real' and that can feel a bit mean and ultimately pointless (see: 'Exit through the Giftshop').

    I found 'The Trip' to be quite funny and I really enjoyed the interplay between the two characters, ultimately I thought the premise was a bit too thin to carry and entire film. Rob, the domesticated…