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56 Up

Though Michael Apted’s series of “Up” documentaries typically get pegged as pinnacle achievements in documentary film, they’re actually landmarks of television. This was reality TV before the genre was a thing, and for possibly the only time in the genre’s history, the subjects were somewhat reluctant and unwilling participants. 686 more words


Time Travellers: Boyhood's Doc Cousins

I‘m delighted that Boyhood is getting some awards love. It’s one of my favourite films of the decade – watching it a second time on a transatlantic flight it again held me spellbound for nearly three hours. 1,568 more words


The World is Not Enough (Michael Apted, 1999)

SPOILER WARNING: These reviews reveal plot twists.

The final James Bond film of the twentieth century. And it’s a good’un. There are blemishes, which I’ll discuss below, but overall this is stylish, engaging and very entertaining. 1,019 more words

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Kenneth Turan Must Die: a review of Boyhood


Directed By/Written By: Richard Linklater did both! (with some narratives contributed by the cast)

Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelei Linklater… 648 more words


Movie Review: Boyhood

Imagine if someone captured your childhood on film, with all the seminal events that helped shape you into the person you are today. (Didn’t Facebook do this with our photos and videos last year?) How would it look? 696 more words

Mini-Review: 56 Up


This is a post that is a repurposing of an old-school Mini-Review Round-Up post. As stated here I am essentially done with running multi-film review posts. 346 more words

Movie Quote of the Day - Nell, 1994 (dir. Michael Apted)

Jerry: I like it here. It’s a quiet place. You’ve got the right idea, Nell. You live with people, you get problems. First they screw you up, then they leave you, right?

Movie Quote Of The Day