Edwin Davies

Edwin Davies

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British person abroad. I have ridden the mighty moon worm!

Favorite films

  • Stop Making Sense
  • Wayne's World
  • Chungking Express
  • Spirited Away

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  • The Animatrix

    ★★★★

  • The Matrix Revolutions

    ★★★½

  • Shake! Otis at Monterey

    ★★★★★

  • Six by Sondheim

    ★★★½

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  • The Animatrix

    The Animatrix

    ★★★★

    Lots of very striking visuals and ideas - some of the deaths meted out in The Second Renaissance are truly horrifying - driven by a tremendous sense of fun and exploration. The shorts that directly connect to the sequels are interesting, with Kid’s Story in particular doing a lot to make one of the more crucial yet underwritten new characters feel more substantial and worth caring about, but this time around I was much more taken with the shorts that…

  • The Matrix Revolutions

    The Matrix Revolutions

    ★★★½

    Better than I remembered. Still the weakest of the trilogy, mainly because all the stuff that takes place in Zion is pretty dull and uninvolving, but all the stuff that takes place in The Matrix or onboard the Logos/Hammer is really strong, all the Agent Smith stuff is great, and the ending works incredibly well.

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  • The Year of the Cannibals

    The Year of the Cannibals

    ★★★

    Proof that not everyone can be Ken Russell, though maybe more people should try.

  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    ★★★★

    This musical version suffers somewhat from having such forgettable songs - a pretty unforgivable sin for a musical, admittedly - but everything around the songs is so strong that it wins out in the end. Peter O'Toole pulls off one of his greatest performances by somehow turning from a flamboyant, dynamic and, frankly, beautiful man into a meek, shy school teacher and remains utterly convincing. He has great chemistry with Petula Clark, and their by turns wryly funny and earnest interplay lends real heft to the story's tragic turns. An immensely enjoyable piece of work.