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Date: 2008-10-26 01:05
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I just watched Michael Clayton and Deathproof. Michael Clayton is a cracking little film, smart, sassy, full of great performances and good writing, and it makes the audience sit down and pay attention and do a bit of work and I thoroughly recommend it. It reminded me, in places, of one of my favourite films of the last couple of years, The Lookout - small, unassuming, with properly-written characters.
Deathproof has its moments, but frak me it's self-indulgent. And long bits of it are really very, very dull. Only for Tarantino fans. And even then only if you're in a forgiving state of mind.
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User: realthog
Date: 2008-10-26 13:22 (UTC)
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"Michael Clayton is a cracking little film"

We liked it too. Aside from everything else, yet another wonderful performance from Tilda Swinton.
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User: hutch0
Date: 2008-10-27 22:37 (UTC)
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Indeed. And from Tom Wilkinson. In fact, I didn't spot a weak performance in the whole film.
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User: sarcobatus
Date: 2008-10-26 17:38 (UTC)
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Michael Clayton is an excellent film.

Deathproof is unremarkable. I had to fast forward through a great deal of it.

"The Lookout" I've never seen. I'll look for it.
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User: hutch0
Date: 2008-10-27 22:40 (UTC)
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The Lookout is a wonderful little film. Small but perfectly formed, smartly-written, character-led. Of course, it rose without a trace.
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