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now --> four of the best films i've seen for the first time in 2021

Favorite films

  • Kanchana Sita
  • Man on the Roof
  • Launch of the 'Oceanic'
  • Moving

Recent activity

  • Self/less


  • The Jane Mysteries: Inheritance Lost

  • The Fighting Stallion


  • Pot au feu


Recent reviews

  • Runaway Bride

    Runaway Bride

    Interestingly, the unreleased director's cut of this movie is only four minutes long.

  • Notting Hill

    Notting Hill


    Half of the supporting cast is so unbearable that Grant and Roberts seem celestial by comparison, so maybe Grant's preoccupation with Roberts makes sense. But when Emily Mortimer conveys more intelligence and wit in her first twelve seconds of screen time than Roberts does in her first hour (not her fault, it's the script), that preoccupation becomes harder to explain. That is, unless you acknowledge the possible allure of Roberts' celebrity. But if that's what's going on, that undermines the…

Popular reviews

  • Her



    Here is my Her challenge. Take the 230-word dialogue excerpt below from Her, which is fairly representative of the film's dialogue in general, and count the number of concrete nouns. If you get a total greater than zero, redo this step because you did it wrong. Then do the same count with the 90-word love poem which follows, which I found at the first link that popped up when I googled "bad teenage poetry". Again you should get a total…

  • Frogs



    Fun FROGS fact: just as you have a school of fish, a colony of ants, a gaggle of geese or a plague of locusts, the correct term for a collection of frogs is an army. So perhaps frogs can form an organized attack force after all, though you'd never guess it from this movie.

    About a third of the footage in this film is National Geographic style closeups of iguanas, bullfrogs and vipers trying to look as threatening as possible.…