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  • Young Sex For Sale In Japan

    Young Sex For Sale In Japan

    ★★★

    Brutally uncomfortable watch about JK culture, child abuse and the Japanese legal framework in relation to child sexual exploitation. Worth a watch in that it is daring to broach areas of Japanese culture that I’ve never seen tackled, and the questioning is fearlessly blunt, but also seems under-prepared and ill-focused in execution, and amounts to little more than “we need to change their mindset”.

  • Love Actually

    Love Actually

    ★★★½

    Essential, once-a-year Christmas family viewing. Almost impossible to review this film objectively, as it's more an obligatory tradition rather than a study of film.

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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

    A sweet coming-of-age tale about the innocent love of a 12-year-old couple, Suzie and Sam. Chasing them, in an attempt to separate the innocent lovers: a scout troupe led by Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton), the island policeman (Bruce Willis) and Suzie's unhappy lawyer parents (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand).

    The brilliance of this story lies in its simplicity, and while the style might not be for everyone, I absolutely ate it up. It's funny, it awkward and its pretty.…

  • Texas Chainsaw 3D

    Texas Chainsaw 3D

    Urgh, what did I just put myself through?

    So, the events are after the 70s film, and Heather is in her 20s? What? So, the film is set in the 90s, even though everyone has smart phones? What? If it's contemporary, like I suspect it is, that makes Heather like 40... what!?

    The mayor tells the police what to do and gives them orders? What? So, what about 'separation of powers'? The cops turn a blind eye to murder? What?…