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  • Syndromes and a Century

    Syndromes and a Century 2006

    ★★★ Watched 13 Jun, 2016

    This is the fourth time I've attached a star rating to a Weerasethakul film, and the fourth time that star rating has been absolutely meaningless.

    I keep watching them, and I remain excited to watch more, which should tell you more than enough.

  • Winter Light

    Winter Light 1963

    Watched 06 Mar, 2016

    I feel unqualified to rate this at the moment.

    I'll probably watch it again next week and have another try.

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Oct, 2014

    One of the year's very best movies.

    David Fincher never gives me exactly what I'm expecting. Here, I wasn't even close. I'm told that while the plot sticks close to the book, the utterly bizarre sense of humour is new for the movie.

    It's a tone that turns an insane plot into something truly special. Fincher knew how crazy this story was, and by the time it gets where it's going, it felt like the plot itself was part of…

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014

    ★★ Watched 25 Jun, 2014

    Look, it's exactly as good as the last one was. What that means depends on who you are.

    For my part, while it's one of the biggest special effects spectaculars of the year, it's still an hour too long, and filled with humour that doesn't work and action you can't see.

    It's almost incredible how little replacing the lead characters changed the movie. Wahlberg is supposed to be the hero, but he's repetitive and annoying about his daughter the whole…