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  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★½

    A beautifully crafted, heart-renderingly tender movie that I always find myself coming back to, especially at this time of year. One of the greatest love stories to have graced modern cinema.

  • Black Mirror: Crocodile

    Black Mirror: Crocodile

    ★★½

    48/100

    I'd been a big fan of the two episodes of the fourth season of Black Mirror that I'd seen so far but Crocodile was the first instalment of the new series that left me a little cold, and not in the manner in which might've been intended. It seems almost naive to criticise an episode of this show to be overly bleak and uncomfortable to watch, but in this instance it felt like I was watching a misunderstood and…

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  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    ★½

    22/100

    This is a film that starts with some promise but ultimately fizzles out without making any sort of tangible impact on the viewer. As is often the case with modern-day Hollywood, film executives seem more focused on creating movies that spend more time laying the groundwork for sequels within a franchise rather than making the film in question work well in and of itself. I don't know when The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat II: Makin' it…

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★★

    Film #1 of the Letterboxd Season Challege 2015-16
    Roger Ebert Week

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    Given the relatively scarce number of 21st century films featured on Roger Ebert's Great Movies list, I expected Lost in Translation to be, at the very least, really good. However, having just finished watching it, I can safely say that not only did it meet the lofty expectations I had for it, it managed to leave me absolutely spellbound. I loved this movie.

    The beauty in this film…