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  • Bad Words 2013

    Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    It was inevitable Jason Bateman would get sick of being given roles in mediocre comedies and decide "fuck it, I'll direct my own film". This is his best non-Arrested Development performance: playing a mean-spirited, casually racist, foul mouthed man with parental issues you always suspected would meld great with his dry delivery. His friendship with Rohan Chand may tread familiar 'replacement father' tropes, but its one I enjoyed - particularly when it gets quite Rushmore in the third act.

    Jason Bateman should direct more often.

  • Paprika 2006

    Watched 19 Jul, 2014

    A confusing, indulgent, surrealist landscape. Could benefit from reining itself in a bit, Inception works well because it doesn't go wacky, but at least the resulting imagery makes for engaging viewing.

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