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  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 2011

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Sep, 2015 6

    This was a research watch, as suggested here.

    I've reviewed this four times and watched it five times since I first saw it in December. FIVE TIMES. I pretty much think about and talk about this film all the time, and I still hadn't given it five stars yet.

    I really am such a twat sometimes.

  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 04 Sep, 2015 8

    There's something interesting happening in action blockbusters.

    2015 has seen two of its biggest films take much-loved and long-running franchises with reliable and indestructible male leads - and push them into the background to let the female lead shine.

    Admittedly, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation doesn't push Rebecca Ferguson as far into the spotlight as Mad Max: Fury Road pushes Charlize Theron. But it does things in a slightly different way. I can't think of one occasion in Rogue Nation…

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  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love 2002

    ★★★★★ Added 79

    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…