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Picoreview: Moulin Rouge is still exactly the kind of thing you’d like if you like that kind of thing, and definitely not if you don’t. One of the local cinemas is doing a Baz Luhrmann month running up to his Gatsby this week, so Ted and I went to see Moulin Rouge (still can’t type […]

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Picoreview: Fast & Furious 6 does what it says on the tin. I won tickets to see a preview and Ted, who is a most excellent husband, told me to go ahead and go, despite the impracticalities thereof. So I wrangled up a friend and we went. It is a completely ridiculous movie. There are […]

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Picoreview: Emma (Kate Beckinsale tv movie version, 1997): flawed, but not quite in the right ways. I just re-read EMMA last year, so the narrative is fairly fresh in my mind. The real problem with Kate Beckinsale’s Emma is that with one painful exception, Emma doesn’t come across as nearly as awful as she is […]

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Last night I went to see Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo+Juliet, because I’d never seen it and they’re doing a Luhrmann month at one of the cinemas to lead up to Gatsby. (Picoreview: It was pretty good. Bits felt like a dry run for Moulin Rouge, but it was pretty good.) Upon arriving at the Lighthouse Cinema […]

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Picoreview: Oblivion: It was okay. It suffered from a weird antisepticness that I thought at first was deliberate, but as the film went on, I became less convinced of that. Some of the imagery was beautiful, but eh, I wasn’t as taken in by it as I hoped I would be. More behind the cut, […]