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  • The Lady in the Van

    The Lady in the Van 2015

    ★★★ Watched 23 Sep, 2016

    The "what I've learned" play monologue is kind of a bedshitter as far as endings go, but a decent drama.

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Sep, 2016

    Best film of the summer season.

  • Just Visiting

    Just Visiting 2001

    ★★½ Added

    Harmless, but when you realize that Not Jean Reno guy wrote this for himself to try to make headway in America (and failed), his attempted scene stealing slapstick scenes get all the more grating.

    C

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 08 Sep, 2016

    Keeps creeping up. I think for me, Star Wars movies are always meant to be watched at home.

  • Brain Donors

    Brain Donors 1992

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Aug, 2016

    Watched because of the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker episode of the Director's Club. A nice find, by this point in history a hidden gem.

  • Pete's Dragon

    Pete's Dragon 2016

    ★★★ Watched 31 Aug, 2016

    (2.75)

    Mild tears within the first 5 minutes with a scene that of all things reminded me of the also-strong emotional wallop at the beginning of Where the Wild Things Are. I was set to love this movie.

    But it just gives in to convention and by the end I was near nodding off, without much investment in anyone. A shame.

  • Snake Eyes

    Snake Eyes 1998

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Aug, 2016

    A sleazy, not that well thought out thriller but with a wonderfully over the top Cage performance for those that like that sort of thing, and some similarly enjoyable over the top De Palmaisms.

  • The Family Man

    The Family Man 2000

    ★★★ Watched 20 Aug, 2016

    Brett Ratner made a movie about there being more important things than a paycheck, which is hilarious.

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

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

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Aug, 2016

    Rewatched following the latest episode of the Director's Club Podcast following the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker films, which you should make time for.

  • Crimson Peak

    Crimson Peak 2015

    ★★★½ Rewatched 18 Aug, 2016

    The are a few del Toro movies that play better on the small screen. This is one of them.

  • The Natural

    The Natural 1984

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Aug, 2016 1

    Just the kind of overblown Americana I like, so much so that this is a full blown superhero movie, with Roy Hobbs more Superman than Superman.

  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad 2016

    ★½ Watched 13 Aug, 2016

    It's a comic book movie that looks like an actual film, Ben Affleck is in it, and the dark-figure version of Enchantress is presented pretty beautifully to my tastes.

    That's about all the nice things I can say about Suicide Squad, an alternately boring and obnoxious film with the worst soundtrack to ever be made out of good songs, rife with the worst Guy Ritchie tendencies and empty calorie shoot em up scenes. It just sucks.

    At this point 2016 is the worst year for mainstream blockbusters than I can remember, with only The Jungle Book of all things being a fully satisfying live action spectacle.