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The best friend you never had

– What’s your name? – Anna. – I’m desperate to get to know you. That’s not the kind of conversation you have with a stranger you just met. But it’s how Marnie decides to approach the subject and it works … Continue reading

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Memory rooms

La Maison en Petits Cubes is the sweetest, gentlest film I saw in a long long time. That it’s only 11 minutes long makes the feat all the more amazing. It understands how we all have rooms in our memory we … Continue reading

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Life Itself

I want to be Roger Ebert when I grow up. Not just because he was the world’s most respected, famous and influential movie critic, but because of who he was. It’s his qualities that make him admirable, not his achievements. … Continue reading

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Modern man’s search for meaning

“Have you ever woken up and realized that you didn’t want to go to work?” This is what Kasey Edwards calls “being over it” and “loosing your give-a-shit”. You were an enthusiastic career climber for a couple of years and … Continue reading

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How nerds pack

I was looking forward to writing here about my meeting with Spike Lee, a director famous for Malcolm X, 25th Hour and a whole lot of other fantastic films, but now that it happened there’s nothing to write about. Except … Continue reading

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Life is what happens to you while you’re busy killing orcs

One of my favourite quotes comes from a song by John Lennon, Beautiful Boy. It reads “life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Life is in trivial things around us, like a butterfly which flew … Continue reading

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The Great Beauty

The Great Beauty is such an unusual concoction of sights and sounds, it’s a wonder it works at all. Watching it is like seeing a walking bicycle and realizing, to your amazement, that one can actually ride it. The movie … Continue reading

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Mud

“You can call me Mud”, he says. What kind of name is that? The kind you might have in a remote corner of American south. One of the best qualities of Mud is that it’s a window into a different … Continue reading

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Despicable Me 2: not so despicable anymore

Near the end of Despicable Me 2, a group of minions dresses in all white and performs a hilarious rendition of I Swear. They’re surrounded by idyllic countryside complete with flowers and butterflies. This scene will remind you of any number of … Continue reading

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Monsters University

Imagine you’re watching an Australian Open final between Federer and Nadal. The catch: you know from the start that Federer wins in four sets. You still get to enjoy powerful swings, beautiful combinations and challenging shots, but the thrill of … Continue reading

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