Callum Perritt

Callum Perritt

A Brit abroad trying to watch a little more, and write a little better.

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★

    57

    It's entirely possible that I'm just a bit too thick to have wrapped my head around this, but yeah—the final third of this film totally lost me. I enjoyed it up until then but it left me a little cold. I don't think Charlie Kaufman is quite for me.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    88

    Okay, that's it—I'm officially done considering that Interstellar isn't a genuinely wonderful movie.

    I've read the criticisms, some of which are valid. There's numerous examples of dialogue that's too on-the-nose and exposition heavy, some of the casting is a little off, and the idea of love being some sort of cross-dimensional, quantifiable force is not handled particularly well (although it's not nearly as movie-breaking as deniers would have you believe). I'll even admit that on subsequent rewatches these flaws…

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  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    ★½

    22

    This is a film that starts with some promise but ultimately fizzles out without making any sort of tangible impact on the viewer. As is often the case with modern-day Hollywood, film executives seem more focused on creating movies that spend more time laying the groundwork for sequels within a franchise rather than making the film in question work well in and of itself. I don't know when The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat II: Makin' it…

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★★

    Film #1 of the Letterboxd Season Challege 2015-16
    Roger Ebert Week

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    Given the relatively scarce number of 21st century films featured on Roger Ebert's Great Movies list, I expected Lost in Translation to be, at the very least, really good. However, having just finished watching it, I can safely say that not only did it meet the lofty expectations I had for it, it managed to leave me absolutely spellbound. I loved this movie.

    The beauty in this film…