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  • Comic Book Confidential

    Comic Book Confidential 1988

    ★★ Watched 01 May, 2015

    Somewhat interesting as a brisk snapshot of American comics at the end of the Eighties, and worth a watch for the archival footage and appearances of the ones who aren't around anymore (Gaines, Kirby, Eisner)...but it's a very flat piece of work. "People reading stuff" just isn't that compelling - the same goes for trying to "animate" comic panels by shuffling them around the screen with music over the top. On the cusp of the rise of Vertigo comics and the British Invasion, Mann's flimsy doc must have looked out-of-date very, very quickly...

  • The Power of Kangwon Province

    The Power of Kangwon Province 1998

    ★★½ Watched 30 Apr, 2015

    Alfred Hitchcock once said “Drama is life with the dull bits cut out”. Here, Hong Sang-soo adopts the opposite approach.

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  • Last Year at Marienbad

    Last Year at Marienbad 1961

    Watched 24 Dec, 2014 2

    An ambiguous story that I may or may not have enjoyed.

    Only kidding: I unambiguously found it impenetrable and increasingly irritating, in no small part because of the intermittent screeching of the organ on the soundtrack.

  • Due Date

    Due Date 2010

    ½ Watched 16 Jul, 2012

    The sheer fucking unwarranted hubris of Todd Phillips that he thought he could better (let alone equal) PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES. I laughed a total of two times - both times because Downey Jr. pulled a facial expression that managed to rise above the pitiful slop of the script.