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Watched the first six of Kieslowski's Decologue . I originally saw the extended film-length versions of no. 5 (A short film About Killing) and no.6 (A Short Film About Love) in the cinema but the shorter 60 minute version loses little. I found the it has lost none of its ability to disturb: the shocking reality of the brutality of state execution. There was no Hollywoodisation of someone being hanged in 1980s Poland. The cinematography amplifies the claustrophobia. The...
Mobius - Franco-Anglo-Russo spy/banking thriller. Rather good.  To Have and have not- another classic Bogey film with some great one-liners. The brunette is rather fetching too.
Gigantic - Paul Dano and a terrific Ed Asner and John Goodman in a quirky NYC set indie.
 I hadn't made the connection. Who can say if it was inspired by it...? Could be so. I like the actor who is her return client. The guy with the Auden-esque face. Hope my physiognomy ends up something like his if it has to deteriorate... I think he was the underworld contact who met Clooney in the bar in Rome in The American. Great voice too. I found the cliche of the sensitive older client a bit tiresome.
Jeune & Jolie, Francois Ozon Cannes nominee. So-so about a student turning tricks and the fallout when her parents discover. Stylish and well acted. 
Breathe In (2013) Guy Pierce and Felicity Jones play music teacher and visiting foreign student in this well acted drama.
The Perverts Guide To Ideology (2012) 
 Saw this while past. Also looking forward this year to Nymph()maniac. Latest Lars Von Trier, with Charlotte Gainsbourg.
The Maltese Falcon. Utter class. Brilliant Bogart, Greenstreet and Lorrie
 avatar and sig. I agree.
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