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  • One Week

    ★★★★★

  • The Quiet Girl

    ★★★★½

  • From Russia with Love

    ★★★★

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    ★★★

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  • The Quiet Girl

    The Quiet Girl

    ★★★★½

    I'll be honest, the early parts of An Cailín Ciúin had me bracing for a tedious 90 minutes. The sparse dialogue, trendy 4:3 aspect ratio and shots that intentionally linger on after any other film would have cut, it amounts to a distractingly ersatz-arthouse feeling, voguish veneer without the distinct voice to back it up. Or so I thought.

    As it goes on its total commitment to illustrating slow rural life and spotlighting the near-inarticulable minutiae of childhood experience becomes…

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  • One Week

    One Week

    ★★★★★

    How can you not give this full marks? Just maximally entertaining, bold and innovative. Blows away today's productions let alone those of a century ago.

  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love

    ★★★★

    This is a blast, not least because everything blows up for no reason. There's one helicopter that has a good reason to blow up and so they make sure to inexplicably blow it up three times instead.

    On the whole this is a remarkable leap up from the already enjoyable original, more consistent, more (intentional) laughs and with a better plot that's surprisingly still quite fresh though laced with familiar tropes. If Dr. No laid the foundation for Bond then…

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