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About my ratings: I'm very particular about what counts as a five-star movie for me, so consider whatever I give four stars as a five-star-worthy film for anyone else. And so on...
(Watched Sat 29 Dec 2012) Still one of my favourites, I can see its flaws clearer now, certainly - it's overlong; the coda is too drawn out with unnecessary exposition at odds with its earlier subtlety; and the characters veer into archetypes more than real people - but it's still a beautiful, powerful film.
(Watched Sat 29 Dec 2012) Far, far too long - it's a two-hour movie at best - but otherwise it's better than expected, with some smart cinematography and a sinister edge that belies its reputation as 'Singa-Longa' trash. The diagesis certainly helps, too, sewing most the songs neatly into the fabric of the story; others, however, stand out weirdly like iron-on patches.