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  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    The Letterboxd Era Catch-Up 4: 53 Days a Slave

    Representation is so enormously important in art, of course it is. But when it's packaged in such a bland and uninteresting way as Crazy Rich Asians, does it actually make anywhere near as much of an impact as it could have done?

    I guess it will, judging by the huge box office and almost everyone except me really liking it and the two sequels that are already in the works. So…

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

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    The Letterboxd Era Catch-Up 4: 53 Days a Slave

    I bloody hate motor racing.

    When I was a kid I used to take the odd bit of fleeting interest in rally driving when it was on Grandstand occasionally but it didn't last long and now I view motor racing as arguably the most tedious sport on the planet. And the human race invented golf.

    So it might have been a stupid idea to go and see LE MANS '66 (more…

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  • Peppermint

    Peppermint

    The Letterboxd Era Catch-Up 4: 53 Days a Slave

    At this stage, are we saying that Taken was a fluke or has Pierre Morel still got that quality of film in him?

    For as much as I would give Peppermint a soft pass (but fucking hated The Gunman), he hasn't really shown much to down suggestions that his best film was a bit of an Event Horizon. He's a one trick pony director who either needs to try something different…

  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers

    Β½

    The Letterboxd Era Catch-Up 4: 53 Days a Slave

    Don't worry, I knew what I was letting myself in for with this. I've known for seven years since this goddamn film was all anyone was talking about on Letterboxd.com.

    "Why watch it then?!71!" I hear maybe at least one of you cry. If you don't challenge yourself occasionally by watching stuff you're 99% convinced you'll hate then you miss out on the wonderful surprise that 1% gives you when it…

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  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

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    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 β€œRead 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

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    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.