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  • The Go-Go's

    The Go-Go's

    ★★★

    A pretty by-the-numbers documentary that doesn't hold back on the debauchery and personal conflicts the band faced. It was great to see original (pre-fame) members and a host of other awesome talking heads.

    While I thoroughly enjoyed the candidness I was actually surprised that the only other female artist who was interviewed was a member of Bikini Kill. You would expect a deluge of inspired artists onboard for a celebratory, warts-and-all documentary like this. It seems like such a weird…

  • Go

    Go

    ★★★

    A really blast from the past, Doug Liman's Go desperately tries to bottle the lighting of Trainspotting, Run Lola Run and Clerks.

    The trouble is, that's someone else's lightning.

    Frenetically shot and edited, the three individual storylines of the movie take a huge dip in the Vegas section. By the time the movie reaches for "darkly comedic", it absolutely fails to hit the mark. But, you know... great soundtrack, decent performances and timely references. It's just a shame about some…

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  • Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

    Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

    ★★★★

    Having a fucked up past that includes the murder of everybody you've ever loved does not excuse having sex with a 13 year old girl.

    Being persecuted by a particularly vicious, farcical and corrupt legal system does not excuse having sex with a 13 year old girl.

    The fact that the victim's mother pretty much nudged her daughter into the fateful situation does not excuse having sex with a 13 year old girl.

    Dealing daily with the burden of twisted…

  • Dr. No

    Dr. No

    ★★★★

    Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.

    So... Dr No. The…