Tag Archives: 2010s

220. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010)

Scott is a bass guitarist in the band Sex Bob-omb and shares a one-room apartment with gay best friend, Wallace (played by the excellent Kieran Culkin, who also gets all the best lines). At a party, he sees the girl … Continue reading

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205. Confessions (2010)

In a Japanese school, a young teacher tells the class she is leaving. They don’t listen, until she raises her voice and announces that she’s going because she has reason to believe that two members of the class murdered her … Continue reading

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184. The Skin I Live In (2011)

I am always partial to a Pedro Almodóvar film, even if one of my friends refers to them as no better than ‘melodramatic claptrap’. I am beginning to wonder what he’d make of this, possibly the maddest of all Almodóvar’s movies… Like a … Continue reading

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182. Sarah’s Key (2011)

When Parisian-based journalist Julia researches for a project on the infamous Vel D’Hiv round-up of French Jews in 1942, she inadvertently discovers her own link to this period of history. The apartment that her and husband are intending to move to, was in fact obtained … Continue reading

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175. Chalet Girl (2010)

I wasn’t really relishing the thought of watching this, another weak looking British rom-com in the style of Love Actually and similar painfully unfunny films. It does have Bill Nighy, which deserves an extra point, even if he’s playing the … Continue reading

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157. Potiche (2010)

Catherine Deneuve plays Suzanne Pujol, the wife of a rich industrialist. She hardly has anything to do except running and the occasional chance to cook, when her servants are on holiday – she is a potiche, or a trophy-wife, and … Continue reading

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150. Senna (2010)

Like some people remember where they were when Kennedy was shot, I can recall exactly where I was and the shock and horror when the Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna was killed in the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994. He’d not … Continue reading

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145. The Way Back (2010)

In 1941, seven men escape from  a Soviet gulag in Siberia. On paper it’s a ridiculous thing to attempt to do – if the weather doesn’t kill them, the locals are given a bounty for any escapees they find. It’s … Continue reading

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114. Hanna (2011)

Apart from my miserable time at the cinema (see previous post), I was determined to not let it cloud my judgement of the film. In fact, I really enjoyed Hanna. I know people have been comparing it to The Bourne Identity, … Continue reading

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89. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

In 1994, three archaeologists and cave experts discovered a cave in the Ardèche region of southern France. Inside the cave was the biggest surprise to all the men, and ultimately the prehistoric art world, as the men had discovered cave paintings, … Continue reading

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