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Film Review No.340: Cinema Paradiso

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I have taken my sweet time getting to this film. It’s one of those films I knew I’d need to cover one day and a few months back I got hold of a copy of Arrow Film’s 25th anniversary release. This Blu-ray includes the nearly 3 hour long director’s cut version of Cinema Paradiso which I had never seen before. In fact, the only version I had seen was the standard 2 hour long theatrical cut. So how does the extended edition of one of the most critically praised films of all time stand up? Really quite well I’d say. Click the link below.

Maybe I should follow this up with Guest House Paradiso. Maybe not.

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Film Review No.339: Dead Heat

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Gawd I’m way behind on getting this review done. The last week has been quite busy for me. I recorded about 3 hours of gaming fun for my mellow gaming Youtube channel, followed that up with an 85 minute podcast called Critapocalypse and have spent the last 4 days editing these things. Now, is finally the time for me to get back to reviewing them film things I review. Ladies and gets, here is Dead Heat.

After you click this of course.


Film Review No.338: Mean Girls

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So I was having a bit of a lame weekend for various reasons and needed some junk food film watching. Having only watched Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure a few days earlier I had to turn to my other alleged guilty pleasure. That being, girl centric high school comedies. I’ve already covered Clueless here, one day I’ll get to Fast Times at Ridgemont High. What I really needed to watch was a high school comedy with Shakespearean levels of drama. There is only one possible choice. Mean Girls it is then. Click the link for a totally fetch review.

Stop trying to make fetch happen!


Film Review No.337: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

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You know when you get the sudden urge to just watch a film? This wasn’t one of those situations. For week’s now all sorts of crappy crap has been going on with people harassing anyone that dares to be a woman, or even stand up for what a woman dares to say on the internet, and it all got me quite fed up. I just don’t understand harassing someone over the internet, or at all. All I keep thinking about is how they must have missed seeing Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure in their youth. I say this because the film contains possibly the greatest and most beautifully simple piece of philosophy of modern times. A simple idea with which we should carry ourselves in order to not be crappy people. That being “be excellent to each other, and party on dudes”. It’s so simple it should be written on money or something. Anyway, let’s talk about how good Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure actually is. Click the link.

Party on dudes!


Film Review No.336: Out Of The Furnace

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Silly inconsequential story unrelated to this film… I got asked to review this by my buddy Luke last week. The name didn’t ring any bells so I looked it up and recognised hearing about the film a while back and so I said I’d watch it the next day as it was on Netflix and so I wouldn’t need to find the funds to buy a copy. 6 days later I eventually get around to watching Out of the Furnace. After watching I head downstairs, draw the curtains and notice that I had a copy of the film on dvd sat in my living room. Not my copy. Belongs to my house mate. But it’s been sat there at least 3 weeks as she’s been away that long. So, yeah… I could have covered this film ages ago. Click the link below for the unintentionally long overdue review.

Yes, Bale has his douchey goatee thing going on in this.


Film Review No.335: Cheatin’

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In the interests of full disclosure I should state that I did back the funding of this film on Kickstarter. I did so as a fan of Bill Plympton’s work and so, if you think I liked this film based on this review I would hope you’d understand that it is as a fan of his films, and not because I backed it. Besides, backing on Kickstarter isn’t the same as investing in a film for profit. It’s pretty much the same as pre-ordering a game or a DVD. Hell, if you view backing a Kickstarter as a show of bias then you must also consider buying a DVD and thus giving money to a studio to further finance films and to monetarily support the film maker as a sign of bias also. I say this because disclosure has been a hot topic recently, and whilst yes, it is important, some people seem to have the wrong idea about what it means. Anyway, here’s my review that is clearly tainted by the money I gave to this film’s production.

How’d you get to be so cute?


Film Review No.334: The Rocket

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It’s been a while since I reviewed a film that didn’t involve zombies or science fiction in some way. Figured now would be a good time to get back to those arty films all the film students pretend to like so much but really they haven’t seen them because they all just watch a checklist of the most commonly known successful films in recent film history. This is The Rocket ladies and gentlemen!

Should have used a bottle.


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