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  • Swimfan 2002

    ★★ Watched 26 Jan, 2015

    Teenagers can't really be this bloody stupid. Aside from the fact that cheating is generally a pretty shitty thing to do as it is, Ben is just an incredibly dumb (and dull) character. I'm not saying the Glenn Close character of this film is not an absolute nutter, but, man, Ben, take a stand and stick to it. There's very little suspense in the film, which I suppose isn't surprising as it's a teen 'Fatal Attraction', but the nutty things…

  • Telstar: The Joe Meek Story 2009

    ★★★ Watched 25 Jan, 2015 10

    Did Joe Meek really shout all that much, all of the time? I first watched this five years ago, but turned it off after an hour because the shouting became too much and Marcus Brigstocke suddenly turned up. I was tempted to do the same today.

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  • War Horse 2011

    ★★ Watched 14 Feb, 2014 35

    What a shitfest. I would probably have liked this film better if it had been about a cat. Or, hell, even about that goose that walks around on the farm at the beginning of this film. That was a great goose.

    For a film called 'War Horse', it takes a long time for the 'war'-element to enter, so for the first 50 minutes, it's mainly 'horse' - and I happened to skip the horse part in my coming of age.…

  • Get Over It 2001

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Feb, 2014 6

    Holy frosted-lipgloss and metallic-eyeshadow, Batman! If there was ever the perfect cinematic time capsule for 2001, it's this film. That extra half star is purely out of nostalgia.

    The opening to this film is the perfect example of why late 90s/early 00s teen films were so great - it's completely over the top and everyone is well aware it is. Within 5 minutes, Vitamin C (who had one mediocre hit and still has a starring role in this as a…