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You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger: shows two married couples and what happens when infidelity and ‘real life’ takes over. It’s starting to feel a bit like Woody Allen only has one story, and he just changes the locations, names and occupations of his characters. Once again, the focus is on some ridiculously beautiful, artistic, troubled and self-obsessed middle class people that are quite hard to empathise with. This one struggles, trying to juggle far too many characters and flesh out each of their stories: the divorced female wreck, mid-life crisis pensioner, wife seeking family, disillusioned writer, art gallery owner, exotic love interest, blonde bimbo… As we expect from Allen, there’s some sporadic narration by the most Jewish voice ever, a really adorable ragtime old-fashioned score, and a whimsical / romanticised vibe – although I spent over half of the time shouting in my head “THIS IS NOT LONDON!!” There are some really nice touches; great lines hidden among the script, proper belly laughs and the odd comedy character – like the charlatan. It is enjoyable, but not much more. Don’t get me wrong, I like Allen but he’s been doing this schtick for far too long now.

Score: 5.5/10

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The International: Wasn’t impressed in the slightest. To me it was just another “multinational organisation controls every part of your life” film where only one guy can bring them down… and after the end, you realise it’s all fruitless!!! Loads of cheesy clichéd lines and have never really rated Naomi Watts, Clive Owen’s OK, but has been pretty much typecast as his ‘girtty-man-with-shady-past’ guise… Only saving grace was the shoot-up in the Guggenheim museum – which explained why the exhibit was so gash!!

Score: 5/10