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  • Shaun the Sheep Movie

    Shaun the Sheep Movie 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Aug, 2015

    As slight as a movie could probably be, but perhaps the most successful feature-length experiment for Aardman in terms of not losing their clever humor in order to craft a long-form narrative. It still feels like it stretches in the third act, but the lead-up is as solid as anything the studio has done before. The only aberration is the sometimes ghastly use of pop music.

  • Casino

    Casino 1995

    ★★★ Watched 27 Aug, 2015 1

    Just another movie about the mob. Is Scorsese the most overrated director ever? I'm starting to think he might be. De Niro and Pesci are pretty good, and there are some fun sequences, but is there any point in this movie that wasn't made before, or hasn't been made better since?

    It's so frustrating the way Don Rickles is underused.

    The best '95 movie about Las Vegas is obviously Showgirls.

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  • The Place Beyond the Pines

    The Place Beyond the Pines 2012

    ★★ Watched 29 Mar, 2013

    Very ambitious, but overlong and not as deep as it considers itself to be. Is it just me or 140 minutes is way too much for what this film wanted to say? Also, couldn't they devote some of that time to character development?

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  • World of Tomorrow

    World of Tomorrow 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 31 Mar, 2015

    There is so much to unpack here. The only thing I know so far is that I loved watching it, and that I will watch it again at least a couple of times.