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  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 08 Nov, 2014

    This might look like its a story about travelling across galaxies to save the Earth, but it's not. It's about being a DAD. A super-charged DAD who can change tyres, work tractors and make rude remarks about the principal's butt - to his face!! It should be called IAmStellar (as a DAD).

    Seriously, forget the physics stuff and whether or not it makes sense, cos this is a long extended metaphor. It's about how providing for a child's future requires…

  • The '?' Motorist 1906

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Nov, 2014 2

    It refreshes the spirit to see that, although some of the flights of fancy here have dated a little in the hundred+ years since release, the sight of a dog biting a policeman's arse as he's dragged along by a car has never got old.

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  • Lifeforce 1985

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Apr, 2013 7

    OK, I admit it, I'm a fan of Lifeforce, and it's not just because of the vast swathes of nudity.* Not that I can't see the flaws - this is after all a film that (ahem) climaxes with a man able to save the earth by having sex, in fact he's so good at sex that he sends himself and his partner flying up into the air - but it is also fun, ambitious, scary and dare I say it…

  • Caligula 1979

    ★★★ Watched 15 Feb, 2013 8

    It's hard (sorry) to know how to review Caligula, especially in its full length (sorry again) version. I've seen lots of 10/10 reviews on other sites, but you can't help feeling (ahem) that they are actually reviewing the behind-the-scenes story. That of course is incredible, hilarious and tragic - all things that the film should be but isn't. It's swollen (cough), sloppy (cough cough) and gets itself into a proper mess (nurse!). Mark Kermode famously said that there was a…