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  • Sideways
  • Old Joy
  • Diner
  • Beautiful Girls

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  • Springsteen On Broadway

    ★★★★½

  • Possum

    ★★★½

  • Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

  • Amores Perros

    ★★★½

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  • Springsteen On Broadway

    Springsteen On Broadway

    ★★★★½

    The greatest. The boss.

  • Possum

    Possum

    Extremely unsettling and disturbing imagery, though all offset by lean plotting. I'm all for weird, unexplained horror but felt this film left a few too many ambiguities in the central relationship / home life.

    Still, that marionette is one of the scariest props in film history - and both leads are excellent. A haunting film

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  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is a very cosy, warm film in typical Hughes fashion. Couple of gripes, mainly the incredibly gushy ending (I wanted them to be friends, but the whole family in the hall/wife crying was a bit much). Also what is up with Hughes and those weird synthy soundtracks? Ferris Bueller's just about worked, but it's so jarring and weird in this - again, the ending in particular highlights how out of place the OST sounds.

    This is definitely a film I'll throw on in the winter months, very comforting and cosy.

  • The Wrestler

    The Wrestler

    ★★★★½

    This is basically Rourke's Birdman. Stunning, heart-rending stuff.