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Review: Like Crazy (2011)

DIRECTOR: Drake Doremus.

CAST: Felicity Jones, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley, Alex Kingston, Oliver Muirhead, Finola Hughes.

SYNOPSIS: After falling head over heels for each other at University in Los Angeles, British Anna (Jones) and American Jacob (Yelchin) try to forget any thoughts of what may happen after graduation. After violating her student visa by spending an extra summer in the States, Anna is deported and a battle with immigration begins, all the while trying to maintain their long-distance relationship.

Like Blue Valentine before it, Like Crazy is no airy-fairy romance. Instead it plays against convention with Doremus delivering a film far more about the heartache and pining than the usual overblown gestures and Hollywood romance that is so often seen on our screens – and it is so refreshing because of it. Continue reading

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What I’m Watching – February 2012

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry:

Wuthering Heights (Dir: Andrea Arnold, 2011) ****

Archipelago (Dir: Joanna Hogg, 2010) ***

Snowtown (Dir: Justin Kurzel, 2011) ****

A Better Life (Dir: Chris Weitz, 2011) ****

Animal Kingdom (Dir: David Michod, 2010) ****

Albatross (Dir: Niall MacCormick, 2011) ****

The Lincoln Lawyer (Brad Furman, 2011) ****

Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son About His Father (Dir: Kurt Kuenne, 2008) ****

Casablanca (Dir: Michael Curtiz, 1942) ****

Welcome To The Rileys (Dir: Jake Scott, 2010) ***

Happy Gilmore (Dir: Dennis Dugan, 1996) ***

Like Crazy (Dir: Drake Doremus, 2011) ****

The Descendants (Dir: Alexander Payne, 2011) ****

Chronicle (Dir: Josh Trank, 2012) ****

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (Dir: Terry Gilliam, 1998) ****