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  • Walker



    I really thought I’d seen this before, but remembered nothing about it. Having watched it now, I doubt that I ever actually did see it, because none of it was familiar. 

    I have the soundtrack album, of course, cos the music was written by Joe Strummer. 

    It’s a weird film, but it may actually be Alex Cox’s best apart from _Repo Man_, given that _Sid & Nancy_ wasn’t as good as I remembered, and _Straight To Hell _ is... its own thing.

  • Arrival



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is glorious. I'd give it five stars if it wasn't for the fact that I don't think they had to have Hannah die. They could have misdirected us at the start a different way.

    Plus, that first few minutes means we start off feeling sad. It's a serious film, but it doesn't have to be sad.

    Not that there's anything automatically wrong with sadness ("Happiness for deep people." -- Sally Sparrow). Still, I think effectively fridging a little girl…

Popular reviews

  • Erin Brockovich

    Erin Brockovich


    I wouldn’t have expected that a film about someone fighting an evil corporation that is poisoning people could be so feelgood. But this achieves it.

  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard


    Good to watch an old movie for a strange. Great example of starting with the end and telling the whole story in flashback. The voiceover gets a bit wearing, especially when it’s telling you things you can see perfectly well happening on screen.

    It’s quite a strange film, and another example of Hollywood telling stories about itself.