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  • Man on Wire

    Man on Wire


    I love this film. Petit is a showman through and through, and I wish I could see him tell more stories. The production levels are high throughout - the re-enactments are clever, and add something to the already fascinating tale. The interviews are neatly edited to be interesting and fast-paced, but also touching and direct. But it's the original footage and photography that is so jaw-dropping.

  • Hampstead



    Oh... Were it not for the novelty of my being familiar with the location of this film, I don't think there would have been much to keep me watching.

    Diane Keaton is as dippy and bright-eyed as ever, and Brendan Gleeson enjoyably brings an almost Hagrid-esque curmudgeon into a very 21st century setting. Credit where it's due: the location shots are all handled with the right mixture of accuracy and slight otherworldlyness. All the places we see are real, beautiful…

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  • The First Day of the Rest of Your Life

    The First Day of the Rest of Your Life


    A rich, deep, and well-made film. Plenty of detail and care. A moving portrayal of really quite ordinary family life. Although fairly 'ordinary' throughout, there is a good number of exquisite scenes along the way.

  • The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young

    The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young


    Riveting story, and a pretty well made documentary given the difficulties inherent in capturing such a wild and cat-herding subject. I came to this not knowing much about the Barkley Marathons, and although the film answered all the relevant questions, once I'd met all the main characters, so many more questions remained. Not necessarily in a bad way. It's a great film. Gripping. And you watch through your fingers wondering, ridiculously, how much of it you could comfortably tackle.