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  • Little Monsters

    Little Monsters

    ★★★

    Before the zombies and Nyong'o show up its a really obvious but genuinely funny comedy about getting kids to say adult stuff.

    Once the zombies come in it lost me a little bit, the tone and characters dont quite work for the middle third, but it picks up at the end and the trio of adult actors are all pretty entertaining.

    Not in anyway special but if you want a sweary comedy built out of stuff you've seen before while you're marking some maths tests its pretty good.

  • Parenthood

    Parenthood

    ★★★

    because every now and again my wife remembers some movie she watched decades ago and it gives you a glimpse back to ancient history that you lived through

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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    I guess I'm just going to watch this every few years for the rest of my life and keep finding different things to enjoy in it. This time it was finding Leiutenant Doyle more hilarious than usual and admiring everything Kelly brought to it.

    Oh and the construction, the way the events in the other apartments are used to divert Stewart (and of course us) at key moments or to have him on the phone about lonelyhearts so he can talk straight to the police, a perfectly plotted movie.

    But everything else was great too, is there a film Thelma Ritter doesn't elevate?

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    ★★★★★

    My opportunities for watching films are often quite limited, and often coincide with looking after my daughter and I have hundreds of films here to watch. So I tend to go for fairly short films and fit a few into my film watching days. Which means films like this, which I was always sure I would love, tend to sit unwatched for years at a time.

    Which is a shame, as the long run time that makes me opt to…