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  • The Tingler 1959

    ★★★ Watched 20 Jan, 2015

    Unfortunately, I saw this in a lecture theatre rather than in a cinema trying to recreate all the gimmicky Percepto! effects the film originally played with. Nevertheless this film is still a big bowl of goofy, self aware fun even if it never frightens.

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Jan, 2015

    Seems to be turning point at which Wes Anderson took more of an ecstatic joy in his aesthetics, and in doing so amplified his already pervasive melancholy. And that sequence set to Heroes and Villains? Fucking hell I love this film.

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  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Jan, 2015

    After growing weary of the relentless praise bestowed upon Whiplash since its Sundance premiere nearly a year ago, I entered the cinema with no small degree of scepticism; expecting, I suppose, a moderately curious but ultimately facile ‘little-indie-wot-could’ á la Birdman, another film that people wouldn't shut up about (and more power to them) before its belated release in Britain. But, fuck, this film had me in the palm of its hand and I’d be a fraud if I suggested…

  • Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★★ Watched 10 Jan, 2015

    Out of all the conflicting films in here, I enjoyed the one about the depressed athlete the most. Especially when compared to reiteration of How America Is Bad and Other Stories it eventually turns into. But whatever, I'll take what I can get. I'm not, like, a monster or something.