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Front Row Confidential

Front Row Confidential

Films and friends: not a good combination

George Clooney and Frances McDormand in Burn After Reading

Your friends never learn. No matter how many times you tell them you don't look on going to the cinema as a social activity, they still insist on dragging you along with them. And even though you've told them a hundred times that, after a hard day's writing about Béla Tarr the only film you can even consider watching afterwards is District 9, they still call up and say things like, "Hey, let's go and see the latest Michael Haneke," or, "What do you say to Hunger?" or, "How about that new Iranian film?"

My friends want to control what they see on the screen, keep it at a safe distance. I want to be inside it.

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Good one! I like being the ONLY person in the cinema. Oh, District 9 is clearly the better film.

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