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  • Sorry, Wrong Number

    Sorry, Wrong Number

    ★★★★½

    The June / July Classic Crime Project: 1930-1969

    List idea - 'movies starring wendell corey where someone is confined to their apartment and suspects a murder'.

    What's fascinating about Sorry, Wrong Number is that Barbara Stanwyck hasn't been laid up by a physical issue like LB Jeffries in Rear Window, but rather has been crippled by an increasing number of steadily worsening panic attacks.

    They don't call them that specifically here, for some odd reason, but it was surprising that…

  • Norm Macdonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery

    Norm Macdonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery

    ★★★½

    I don't know why, but the "Where's Hitler?" line had me absolutely on the floor.

    Norm Macdonald's comedy is the kind of thing that I really like to listen to. There are not many big punchlines here, just meandering little snippets and anecdotes of no great importance (by his own admission) with occasional golden lines usually stuck in the middle of them that catch you off guard.

    It doesn't always work and his style almost suits him wandering off on…

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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…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    What makes a 5 star film?

    There are lots of different criteria floating around for what makes one. By their own admission, some people are a lot freer with dishing out such a grading whilst others insist a film practically has to become their all time favourite to receive full marks.

    It is, of course, completely dependent on the individual. I've often wondered if I am quite strict or quite liberal with the amount of times I've handed out full…