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Letterboxd Reviews: May 2013

My Letterboxd account documents what films I am watching, usually films for the first time but occasionally a film I haven’t logged before. Here’s a summary of the films I have watched this month, including a rating and short review for each.

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Letterboxd Reviews: March 2013

My Letterboxd account documents what films I am watching, usually films for the first time but occasionally a film I haven’t logged before. Here’s a summary of the films I have watched this month, including a rating and short review for each.

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In Retrospect – Issue 20

A film guide for March 2013 including reviews for:

- Side Effects,
– Oz: The Great And Powerful,
– Welcome To The Punch,
– Robot and Frank,
– The Guilt Trip,
– Identity Thief,
– The Paperboy,
– The Host,
– Red Dawn,
– The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,
– The Croods,
– Compliance.

Thanks to contributors Daniel Prinn (@DanielPrinn), Chris Bone (@Boney88), and Paul Weedon (@Twotafkap) for their reviews.

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In Retrospect is a monthly film publication that I make just for a bit of fun, visit the blog here.

The Host – Book vs. Film Review

“He is forever touching me this way, always seeming to need to reassure himself that I am here. Does he realise what it does to me, the simple pressure of his warm palm next to mine? Does his pulse jump in his veins too? Or is he just happy to not be alone anymore?”

Book:
Film:

From Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, The Host is a science fiction romance novel that introduces an unseen alien race known as Souls, which take over Earth and its inhabitants’ bodies. Adapted and directed by Andrew Niccol, the film version, released this month, follows 17-year-old Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) who has been taken over by a Soul known as Wanderer. Melanie refuses to just fade away, however. When Wanderer starts hearing Melanie’s voice inside her head and experiencing memories of her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and boyfriend Jared (Max Irons), she sets out to risk everything to find Melanie’s loved ones, as she struggles to put aside the strong human emotions that are refusing to let her cooperate.

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