Favorite films

  • Brief Encounter
  • Psycho
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Tokyo Story

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  • Dark Victory

  • Now, Voyager

    ★★★★

  • The Other Side of Hope

    ★★★★

  • Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★

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  • Hot Tub Time Machine

    Hot Tub Time Machine

    ★★★

    Fine. I'll probably completely forget I've seen it in a year's time.

  • Long Shot

    Long Shot

    ★★

    Some funny moments here and there but ultimately not great. Tries to have a very progressive message while also straying comfortably into the chauvinist trap of saying that the attractive, successful female lead should settle for Seth Rogen. The supposed working of the American political system fits squarely in the unbelievable trappings of rom-com clichés, not least the idea of that the U.S. President dating the Prime Minister of a foreign country (who is basically just the Count Paris slimy…

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  • Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina

    ★★★★

    ‘Anna Karenina’ has come under criticism from some quarters as being guilty of style over substance, which I think rather disregards what the film is trying to do. It is, at the end of the day, a film about a society that is entirely concerned with appearances and reputation. It is creates a portrait of a world that is entirely seductive purely on the surface level and this is represented through some quite extraordinary visuals. The grandeur of the aristocratic…

  • The Head of Janus

    The Head of Janus

    ★★★½

    Of all the lost films, this is the one I most wish I could watch, no question.