Film Review Short Shorts: Catch Me If You Can

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) by Steven Spielberg: 9/10

24 Words or Less: Cinematic entertainment par excellence. A funny and charming cat-and-mouse game with two great leads and several moving moments, based on a true story. 

Best bit: Honorary mention for one of my favourite John Williams scores, which is little known and frustratingly difficult to get hold of.

 

N.B. When you inevitably want to do some extra-curricular research on the real Frank Abagnale, I highly recommend the talk he gave here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlQ5tyHLBRc, continued https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFtxf2gZSY0.

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Film Review Short Shorts: No Country for Old Men

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NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007) by Joel and Ethan Coen: 9/10

24 Words or Less: Dark plot intertwines the heartfelt fears of an ageing Sheriff with the nihilistic determinism of a killer. Universal relatability, though I dislike the genre(s). 

Best bit: Javier Bardem’s haircut is as terrifying as Chigurh’s rationale.

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