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  • Wind River

    Wind River

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    I watched this ages ago and just found a half review in an open tab. Instead of finishing it I'll just summarise what I wrote in bullet points:

    β€’ It's a shame I watched this on my laptop. I definitely missed out on the scale of the landscape shots.
    β€’ Jeremy Renner is very good at looks and glances.
    β€’ I enjoyed the pacing and tension of this film, but perhaps - perhaps - it could have been more interesting…

  • Addams Family Values

    Addams Family Values

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    Such a pitch-perfect movie I barely know where to begin. Perfectly cast. Perfectly scripted. Perfect running time. The mix of darkness and wholesomeness - and the humour that is gleaned from this - is perfect. The criticism of white America is perfect (and ahead of its time...?). I will forever long for a third instalment of this franchise. R.I.P. RaΓΊl JuliΓ‘.

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  • Frida

    Frida

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    Fuck you H****y W*******n.

    It was actually difficult to watch this knowing that HW personally instructed that extra sex scenes be added. The scenes are unnecessarily voyeuristic and don't add much, at all, to the film, other than to make it tonally confused. Not least because of the way these scenes are shot - the lighting is too perfect, the angle of Hayek's body too contorted. Even the shot of Kahlo (Hayek) as she lies unconcious and wounded is made…

  • BPM (Beats per Minute)

    BPM (Beats per Minute)

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    About half way through this film, near the end of the intimate, real, humanising, and appropriately long sex scene, three (young!) people walked out, two of whom were a straight couple. As they left the woman said to the man, clearly referring to what she had only just seen, "God, that was awful."

    I'm still annoyed that I didn't have the quick-wittedness to yell "bigots" at them as they left. As it was I spent the next 15 minutes quietly…