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  • Dark Star 1974

    ★★★ Watched 22 Nov, 2014

    "You will not be saved by the Holy Ghost...." - The Complete Carpenter Project

    John Carpenter went a long way very quickly, didn't he?

    Even though Assault On Precinct 13 was itself a low budget gem, it looks like Avatar compared to Dark Star in terms of budget. It says on Wikipedia that the budget was $60,000 but I have to ask what the hell happened to it. Did space hoppers cost that much in 1974?

    He also went a…

  • It's Not You, It's Me 2013

    ★★½ Watched 22 Nov, 2014

    I think maybe that title is quite apt in this case.

    Seemingly very positively received by just about everyone, it didn't really do a great deal for me. Gillian Jacobs is excellent in the lead role and gets a lovely balance between comedy and the not-so-comedic. It's also well shot and the use of sound was pretty good.

    But it was just a bit predictable for me and I didn't think it quite lived up to the potential. I think…

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  • Punch-Drunk Love 2002

    ★★★★★ Added 71

    There's an LL Cool J quote that would be relevant here. Hello again.

    I'm well aware this is Letterboxd, a social network site that was created for people to talk about films rather than their personal problems and woes, so much of what I'm about to say may seem irrelevant and strangely out of place to those of you who, for some reason, stick it out and decide to see it through to the end. If you decide to do…

  • The Shining 1980

    ★★★★★ Added 13

    I think that The Shining is, outside of one of its major plot points, a pretty good name for this film. It's a shining example of why no filmmaker should feel obliged to as closely mirror a book as possible when doing an adaptation.

    When Stanley Kubrick released The Shining, Stephen King famously decried it, saying that it hardly resembled his novel at all. Quite often since then people have suggested that King simply does not understand cinema, an opinion…