30/04/2021

Watching - April 2021

True Lies (1994)
Seen it for the second time in six months (selection courtesy of Z) and it's still very watchable.
Chariots Of Fire (1981)
Still one of my favourite films - although I know it so well I rarely watch it and haven't seen it for years. Ostensibly a film about striving for your goals and overcoming obstacles, it feels to me as much a testament to lost youth somehow - not sure why. There's an underlying melancholy about it that adds more complexity than a simple "yay we won". Wonderfully constructed and played, even if a critical 21st century eye might quibble about the authenticity of some of the setting. Just subliminal.

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