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  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 25 Mar, 2015 1

    I had to break off my around the world trip for March because I'm just not going to finish it. The final straw being a flu/virus type thing that I came down with today that probably wouldn't take too kindly to a Polish 1950s existential drama.

    So comfortable rewatches it is - and it's Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Again. For the third time. And I only saw it for the first time back in December.

    I have to say…

  • The Virgin Spring

    The Virgin Spring 1960

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Mar, 2015 13

    The World Is More Than Enough 3: You Haven't Seen That Yet?!

    15/30 - Sweden

    Why don't you tell us what you really mean, Ingmar?!

    Bergman sticks his boot firmly in the arse of religion in The Virgin Spring, giving it such a gargantuan shoeing that I'm surprised it survived at all. Unfortunately, it did, but you have to hand it to the chap for giving it a shot anyway. Considering this film was made in the very early 1960s,…

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  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love 2002

    ★★★★★ Added 77

    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

    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…