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Oscar Bait: The English Patient

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After dismantling the jigsaw puzzle, which was oddly traumatic after spending hours and hours constructing it, I needed to watch a movie to take my mind off of it. 491 more words

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Watching ‘Only God Forgives’ on DVD again tonight – that lurid, oneiric, pungent, light-soaked film starring Ryan Gosling and Kristen Scott Thomas set in Bangkok, I find myself drifting back in my mind’s eye again to the backstreets of Jakarta, last August, where I had forgotten that I had found, quite unexpectedly and to my surprise, a vintage perfume shop, open at midnight, ‘selling’ rare and unwanted perfumes that probably nobody was ever going to buy: dusting and unloved, but proud and upright on shelves, which I tested for authenticity (they definitely weren’t fakes: that was real Monsieur Rochas). 151 more words


Only God Forgives (2013)

The last time Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn made a film together, they created a complex crime thriller in Drive. It held a lot of its charm in the contradictions it existed in: excessively stylish, yet minimalistic; straightforward, but filled with an overwhelming surrealism in the second half. 934 more words


The English Patient (1996)

Okay so my mom hated it, my dad liked it, lets see how this goes.