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  • Stripes

    Stripes 1981

    ★★½ Rewatched 25 Mar, 2015

    I was hoping a rewatch would unlock the love for Stripes.. but no. As good as Bill Murray is throughout, it can't make up for how incredibly sloppy it is, completely lacking in an engaging story

  • Heat

    Heat 1995

    ★★★ Rewatched 25 Mar, 2015

    I still don't really get the love for this. Has its strong moments but generally find it slow to a fault, to the extent I have been prone to nearly doze off if not plain fall asleep every time I watch it.

  • Drop Dead Fred

    Drop Dead Fred 1991

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Mar, 2015

    I'm not entirely sure what this movie intends to say about mental illness, but I liked watching it.

    Fred looks like young Trey Parker a lot of the time.

  • Tricked: The Documentary

    Tricked: The Documentary 2013

    ★★★ Watched 24 Mar, 2015

    File under 'activist op-ed documentary'. Clearly anti-prostitution with the opinion that none of them actually enjoy it and that all of them are slaves, but it makes its argument well, doing some emotional exploitation work but not so self-righteous as to be unwatchable. I don't know enough about the counterargument to call it full on propaganda, however its clear this film would not be interested giving voice to the other side.

  • The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie

    The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie 1979

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Mar, 2015

    It's just a compilation of past cartoons. Warner Bros made a few of these, and they are on Netflix, however this is the best of the bunch, and contains the true greatest hits of Bugs, Daffy and Roadrunner.

  • Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

    Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa 2013

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 22 Mar, 2015

    Still finding new stuff on every rewatch.

  • Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

    Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Mar, 2015

    Finally I can join the cool table of Ricky Jay fans. Lots of cool card tricks, great stories, and a hell of an ending.

  • Maleficent

    Maleficent 2014

    ★½ Rewatched 21 Mar, 2015

    .5 for CGI things that remind me about Groot.

  • The Rep - A Documentary

    The Rep - A Documentary 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Mar, 2015

    I might have a tad bias as this was my favorite local theater during its time, but this documentary about the ill-fated Toronto Underground Cinema is surprisingly high on drama and to be honest, a bit of a downer, but definitely engaging because you're rooting for these guys. Should be a solid watch beyond the local interest for anyone who has a struggling local cinema they hold dear.

  • Cinderella

    Cinderella 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Mar, 2015

    Despite the reviews, going into this thought I would be squirming for most of the runtime, but it's solid. Definitely doing full bore into both the usual Branagh territory as well as the Disney Magic territory, Cinderella does as good as one can expect in elevating what is really a slight princess story. Neither going into GRITTY REBOOT mode nor completely embracing ironic cheese, the film in general has a lot of charm, and the performances are strong.

    It goes…

  • All Good Things

    All Good Things 2010

    ★★★ Watched 20 Mar, 2015

    Watched because of the Jinx. It's... fine. Probably better if you know the true story, because it plays out like it is one.

  • The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

    The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Mar, 2015

    Maybe this shouldn't be on Letterboxd, but since The Staircase seems to count in most peoples eyes... I guess this does too?

    At any rate, although it didn't hold my interest every single moment, The Jinx certainly builds momentum as it plays out, and at this point its undeniable that the payoff has made this a mandatory watch. Immediate rewatch even.

    I never thought I'd be excited to see All Good Things, but I am now.