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  • The Conformist

    The Conformist

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    World Tour 2020

    I've never seen a Bertolucci and I very carefully selected The Conformist as being the most likely from his back catalogue to work with me.

    And it does. Just. But it's exactly what I would have imagined a Bernardo Bertolucci political thriller to be like. I can be very judgemental of filmmakers I don't actually have an experience of and, yes, I am aware that makes me somewhat of a wanker.

    Even so, it seems exactly as…

  • CachΓ©

    CachΓ©

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    World Tour 2020

    You're never in control of who and what is around you.

    Until today, CachΓ© was the only film I had rated five stars that I had never reviewed.

    I'd like to think that many, if not all, people would understand why that's the case. This is either an extremely easy film to write about or a very difficult one, and I think it depends how you found it. If you found CachΓ© to be a total bore…

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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.