Grant McLanaghan

Grant McLanaghan

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Tearing through movies like there's no tomorrow.

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Favorite films

  • Memento Mori
  • L'Avventura
  • The Land of Hope
  • The Curse of the Cat People

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  • Lucky Chan-sil

  • Dexter: New Blood

  • Babylon

    ★★★★

  • We Made a Beautiful Bouquet

    ★★★★½

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  • Lucky Chan-sil

    Lucky Chan-sil

    Little Miss Lonely and the ghost of Leslie Cheung

    A film about a film producer, written and directed by a film producer (Kim Cho-hee), ensuring, one must assume, that the milieu in general and Lee Chan-sil (Kang Mal-geum) in particular are imbued with much confessional detail.

    And since Chan-sil/Cho-hee is a maker of independent movies, one can understand a certain antipathy towards, say, the movies of Christopher Nolan as opposed to those of, for instance, Yasujirō Ozu. I know which…

  • Dexter: New Blood

    Dexter: New Blood

    I’m a confirmed Dexter admirer. That is to say, this latest series confirmed to me that I damn well love this show, having lapped it up in the past: every single episode of every single series.

    Well, almost every.

    Although I wasn’t as down on the last series of the original run as many were, I have to admit it, though it started off quite decently, it slid inexorably off a cliff when a certain character began doing idiotic things.…

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  • We Made a Beautiful Bouquet

    We Made a Beautiful Bouquet

    ★★★★½

    A film about two college students – a boy and a girl – discovering each other by chance and quickly realising they’ve each met ‘the one’. And it’s a delightful, extended meet-cute that I think pretty much anyone could relate to. You know that feeling: when you meet someone and instantly, a flame is lit and you never run out of conversation, discovering all the things you have in common: the books you read, the films you watch, the music…

  • The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice

    The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice

    ★★★★½

    Sympathy for Mr Bonehead

    In which Taeko (Michiyo Kogure) both scandalises and amuses a couple of her female friends and niece regarding her husband, whom she refers to as “Mr Bonehead” and compares to a dim-witted carp. And it has to be said, it’s pretty funny stuff. But then we get to spend some time with ‘Mr Bonehead’ – or Mokichi (Shin Saburi), to give him his actual name – and we realise that he’s a decent chap. It’s just…