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Pan’s Labyrinth dir. by

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El Laberinto del Fauno I really wanted to go see this film ever since I heard about it, and yer wan at the desk who tried to put me off by saying “you know it is in Spanish with subtitles” didn’t succeed. The story revolves around Ofelia, an 11 year old girl whose mother has married Captain Vidal and is

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Lady in the Water dir. by

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This is an odd film. A very odd film.

Ever since The Sixth Sense Shyamalan has been known as the “twist guy” for his film endings; I don’t think that is a fair description. And while you can say that Unbreakable, Signs and The Village all had twists to their endings, the twists weren’t all that important. The films were stories about people, truth, and finding out who you are. The Lady in the water continues in this vein, but at the same time it is a very different type of film. As Shyamalan has said, it is a bedtime story. A fairy tale, for children. So it is, of course, going to be more simplistic and yet at the same time it is more complicated than that.

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Amelie dir. by

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Another film that I kept meaning to rent but never got round to it, till C4 showed it tonight. I really don’t know how to describe this film. It is quirky and charming, and really you’ll have to watch it to understand the plot. Not that it is complicated, simply that trying to tell you would ruin the film imo.

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