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  • Respectable: The Mary Millington Story

    Respectable: The Mary Millington Story 2016

    ★★★½ Added

    Documentary on the British adult legend, the passion project of her biographer Simon Sheridan. It's interesting stuff, in particular how it evokes the awful atmosphere of Britain in the incredibly censorious 70s. Surviving friends and lovers of Millington, including her family for the first time, speak warmly of her.

    Mary herself talks from a famous audio interview made in the 70s, one which featured on a previous TV documentary 'Sex and Fame: The Mary Millington Story' from the 1990s. Despite…

  • Everybody Wants Some

    Everybody Wants Some 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 05 May, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Richard Linklater's autobiographical comedy about one weekend in the life of a college baseball team is extremely funny and very charming, but left me with a bit of an aftertaste. In a Q&A after the film, Linklater said he hoped to show his college baseball buddies were much smarter and funnier than typical movie jocks.

    This works very effectively for the most part, but there's some baggage that can distract from the story. Some of this I brought to the…

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  • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

    The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! 2012

    ★★★★½ Added

    IT'S CALLED THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS GODDAMMIT!!

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★½ Added

    Visually spectacular, but oddly unengaging. At times brilliant, at times painfully hamfisted, with a dying Earth premise that never quite rings true. The cast are great and the concepts weighty and fascinating, but too often it feels like parts were rushed to get to the bits Nolan was interested in (a bit bizarre in a 3-hour film). The 2001 references are likewise rather too on the nose. Admirable for it's scope and ambition, but lacking Nolan's normal skill in execution.