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  • The Hired Hand

    The Hired Hand

    You Have 90 Minutes To Comply 2: Brevity Rules

    Over 20 years before Clint Eastwood picked apart western mythology in Unforgiven, Peter Fonda was doing it with The Hired Hand.

    They are very different films. The Hired Hand is far quieter and more contemplative, but in a way it is also much bleaker. The story of a man looking to turn his back on his previous deeds and lead a quieter life before being dragged back into something he really…

  • All That Heaven Allows

    All That Heaven Allows

    You Have 90 Minutes To Comply 2: Brevity Rules

    There are two words that will make me run screaming from potentially watching a film - musical or melodrama.

    When I think of a melodrama I picture tawdry dramatics, shrill overacting and enough tears to raise the levels of world's oceans by a few and a half inches. Who needs that shit? I certainly don't. But seeing his films almost entirely labelled as such is almost certainly the main reason why…

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  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    ★★★★½

    Choose Letterboxd. Choose films. Choose downloading the app. Choose paying money for a membership just so you don’t have to see some fucker adding 500 films to their watchlist. Choose following a few thousand people and then never reading a fucking word they say. Choose writing “Read the full review on my website!” knowing full well no cunt is ever going to follow that link. Choose asking Sally Jane Black to watch Rogue Nation and then seeing her do a…

  • Life

    Life

    ★★★

    It's fine.

    The plot is fine.

    The special effects are fine.

    The music is fine.

    The direction is fine.

    The cinematography is fine.

    The pacing is fine.

    The acting is fine.

    The alien is fine.

    The deaths are fine.

    The beginning is fine.

    The middle is fine.

    The ending is fine.

    It's just, very, fine.

    Fine?

    Fine.