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  • Lorna's Silence 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Sep, 2014 3

    Has anyone ever seen Arta Dobroshi and Ellen Page in the same room?

    Lorna's Silence is my first experience of a Dardenne brothers film and I found it to be a mixture of the convincing and the unconvincing. At its very best, it is a thoroughly committed rumination on the complexities of marriages of convenience and also the unpredictability of addiction. At its worst, it is rather silly in jumping over two really quite major story points.

    There certainly was…

  • Somebody 2014

    Watched 20 Sep, 2014 12

    This is Miranda July's latest short film.

    The link to it was sent to me by Adam Cook.

    Please make sure you never make the mistake of giving him your email address.

    Thank you.

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  • Punch-Drunk Love 2002

    ★★★★★ Added 65

    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…