Author Archives: Chantal

2018 Film Challenge: 41. Mao’s Last Dancer

This is a film I’d had downloaded for years but never fancied watching quite enough to get around to it, so pleased I finally have. I mostly got hold of it for the Twin Peaks double-whammy of Kyle MacLachlan and Joan … Continue reading

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2018 Film Challenge: 40. Live Flesh

From my favourite Almodovar film to what was definitely my least favourite. The title and the DVD artwork made it sound like it was going to be both raunchy and exciting, but I found it to be neither, sadly. It … Continue reading

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2018 Film Challenge: 39. The Skin I Live In

Easily my favourite Almodovar film. I saw it at the cinema but hadn’t seen it since, despite having bought it on Blu Ray a little while ago, so it was great to finally get round to a re-watch. It’s a … Continue reading

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2018 Film Challenge: 38. 10 Cloverfield Lane

I haven’t seen any of the other Cloverfield films, though I know they’re only loosely related to each other anyway, so I don’t think that’s a disadvantage. It might even be an advantage. A work colleague recommended this one to me. … Continue reading

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2018 Film Challenge: 37. Magnolia

I’m genuinely not sure what I thought of this film. I mostly enjoyed it and it had some great moments and ideas, but it definitely felt too long, plus I felt somewhat underwhelmed by the ending. Slightly spoilery here, but… the … Continue reading

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2018 Film Challenge: 36. Patagonia

I had this downloaded, but apparently without subtitles (or at least not any subtitles that my TV recognised). As my Welsh isn’t really strong enough to follow a whole film (plus my Spanish is almost non-existent), I sought out an … Continue reading

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