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  • Arbitrage



    A classy-looking but otherwise forgettable thriller with few real thrills. The definition of mediocre.

  • Telstar: The Joe Meek Story

    Telstar: The Joe Meek Story


    An uneven film about a sad but interesting story.

    Although it occasionally put the "TV Movie" in Mark Kermode's TV Movie of the week, this is exactly the sort of film that makes me pleased I'm trying to keep up. Some of the songs and people were familiar but I knew very little of the story and would never have watched it without Mark's recommendation.

    Ultimately I'm glad I did although I enjoyed the early parts of the film, focused…

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  • Before Midnight

    Before Midnight


    Less romance, (slightly) more reality. For better, for worse.

    I loved Before Sunrise and Before Sunset - well at least I thought I did. Watching them again recently (before finally catching this third movie) I was surprised to find I liked Jesse and Celine much less than I'd remembered. I was also frustrated how stagey and stilted the dialogue was compared to my memories of a believable, naturalistic conversation. I still rate both movies and enjoyed them second time around,…

  • Exhibition


    I'm probably not the natural audience for this film but nor am I a popcorn-munching art-house hating heathen. And I have never found myself less interested.

    Having committed to watching all of this Wittertainment's choices for TV movie of the week I knew from the description that this would an early test of my resolve. And, to be honest it's the only reason I stuck with it.

    I've seen it described by Peter Bradshaw as a film "not obsessed with…