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  • Beautiful Thing 1996

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    It's a touching story of two young boys finding themselves, and each other. This film adaptation of Jonathan Harvey's play is, in spite of moments of real emotion, peppier and more optimistic than the reality probably is. But that's probably what audiences love about it; the sense of hope and love that this film embodies.

    It tells of two British teenagers, Jamie and Ste, born into dysfunctional families, and the relationships between people. Jamie is an introverted boy, bullied because…

  • Welcome to Sajjanpur 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    When you think about Bollywood films, the first thing that often comes to mind are extravagant song and dance numbers and romantic entanglements, all wrapped up in exaggerated storytelling. Welcome to Sanjjanpur has these elements, but it takes a very different approach. Letter writer Mahadev is the film's center, and all its threads pass through him. He acts as the gatekeeper for the audience, as we learn about the village's happenings through his letter writing for them. Through their stories,…

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  • Exit Through the Gift Shop 2010

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Sep, 2012

    It's confounding. It's thought-provoking. It's unexpected. All the things a good documentary should be.

    Makes you think about what art is; where do you draw the line between creativity and delusion? What makes art?

    The documentary in itself is nothing like what I've watched before. It takes your preconceived notions and flips it on your head. Extraordinary.

    I'm still blown away, speechless really.

    "I think the joke is on... I don’t know who the joke is on, really. I don’t even know if there is a joke."

  • Half Nelson 2006

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Nov, 2012

    Ryan Gosling gives a layered performance in a role that hints at the potential he showed fully in Drive. Doing so much with so little, Gosling lays bare the empty life of a drug addict struggling to get by. Shareeka Epps matches him brilliantly as the guarded young girl who won't take no for an answer. Unwittingly discovering Gosling's character Dan Dunne's secret, she ends up being the one holding him up, rather than the other way around. Their chemistry…