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  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Feb, 2014

    To my delight, I found a film for adults in the Lego flick. Lord and Miller barrage us with jokes, very funny ones, from every conceivable angle, that will most likely get right over the little guy’s head. They have an excellent grasp for absurdity and irreverence, ensuing in every scene.

    If anything, the animation is worth the admission price. Enthralling stuff. Strange at first sight, until it isn't anymore, with its richness in details and color being highly noticing.…

  • Frances Ha 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Jan, 2014 2

    A film that has genuine affection and understanding of its characters. It is directed by Noah Baumbach and co-written by him and star Greta Gerwig, supported by an eclectic soundtrack, including music from french film composer Georges Delerue ("Hiroshima Mon Amour", "Shoot The Piano Player", "Jules et Jim", etc.), David Bowie and Hot Chocolate (Fact: they're fucking awesome).

    The film's social interactions as wildly funny as they are, ring true and the 90 minutes float with bittersweet effervescence that can't…

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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★½ Added

    I don't worship Tarantino. He's a great, very talented director and I'm a fan of him and always look forward to his next project but if I did a list of the best directors in the history of cinema I don't think he would be there. One of the best of his generation and currently, for sure, but for me he's not the transcendental, best director of cinema everyone seems to praise at great lengths.

    I'm not going to talk…

  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! 1988

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Aug, 2013

    The real question that The Naked Gun poses is not why it's one of the funniest spoofs ever made, but why virtually no subsequent movie in this genre has been any good at all. I used to adore this sort of movie when I was a kid – “Airplane!”, “Top Secret”, and the six-episode "Police Squad" show, which became the basis for the Naked Gun series, were among the funniest films I knew. When I first saw The Naked Gun…