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  • Locke 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Sep, 2014 3

    When his wife founds out, he's going to be Locke blocked! Eh? Get it?

    OK, look. It's a film about a bloke talking to some people in his car as his life very quickly goes down the Swanee. There isn't very much you can say about that. Or is there? The fact that there is definitely is to the credit of director Steven Knight.

    But can we talk about accents first? Right, the majority of accents in the history…

  • The Shining 1980

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Sep, 2014 9

    "You filthy old soomka!" - Steve G Does Kubrick

    BREAKING NEWS ON TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY - The Shining is staying put as the best horror film I've ever seen.

    As part of my Stanley Kubrick season, I was considering not watching The Shining. I've already watched it and reviewed it twice in the Letterboxd Era (here and here) and I was wondering if a viewing of it would be more or less unnecessary, especially considering I have a watchlist /…

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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 12

    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…