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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    ★★★★★

    I remember watching this and Animal Farm (both the 1954 version and that god awful 1999 version) in my Media lesson about 3 years ago. I've read both books, studied them and watched the films. 1984 I think was a valiant effort to bring this darkly political and surreal world to the big screen. It manages to not hold back on its themes of politics, racism, torture and suffering to the residents within this dystopian world. It may be too dark…

  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    ★★★★½

    Cuisine based double-entendres have never tasted so good...

    No, really. They haven't.

    I was sensing some unique flavours within this dish I wasn't even expecting to have tasted.

    They kept feeding me those kinky one-liners.

    They won't stop feeding me those kinky one-liners.

    This is surely the work of the devil! I didn't ask for any of this! What the hell is this? What the HELL is GOING ON?

    I felt as though I might pop at any moment.

    Someone please…

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  • Tommy

    Tommy

    ★★★★

    I was in a musical mood, so naturally I decided to watch this. And oh my GOD, my blood is pumping! The energy, the music, the over-the-top acting, the exaggerated camera angles, the sheer craziness; I really loved it all. Judas, it's like I'm on a sugar high. I feel terrific and strangely euphoric at the same time! It's like someone's been sneakily feeding me a large spoonful of sugar without my knowledge. I wanted to bounce around the walls…

  • Backbeat

    Backbeat

    ★★★★½

    THE BEATLES-ATHON #15: Backbeat


    "We're gonna be big, Stu. We're gonna be too big for Liverpool, we're gonna be too big for Hamburg, we're gonna be too big for our own bloody good." - John Lennon

    YES! I FOUND IT! And I'm very glad I did.

    This film broke me. It literally tore me up to shreds like a piece of wet tissue paper. I wouldn't have thought a story about The Beatles performing a gig and falling in love in…