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  • Ida 2013

    ★★½ Watched 12 Dec, 2014

    I am not sure on all the praise for this one, it comes off feeling over important with its academy aspect ratio, long takes, and black and white photography. While the character of Ida is nothing new, in fact, her journey really has no substance as we have no idea about anything of this character. There are strong themes of religion, coming of age, post war heeling, and greed but it is overwhelmingly present and presented from a detached angle…

  • The Bishop's Wife 1947

    ★★★ Watched 10 Dec, 2014

    The tone of the film is so off, Cary Grant has all the ingredients to be a family murderer, they almost show off the proof of him being an angel too early. But there isn't anything too interesting, Grant is charming, Niven is pessimistic and we watch a rich family do some good things.

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  • The Ladies Man 1961

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Dec, 2014

    "Boy, what imagination could do for you"

    Jerry Lewis utters this to himself at the end of the bizarre Mrs. Cartilage scene. With every non sequitur and awareness to the set (cameras pulling back to show the whole stage) Lewis challenges the audience to have an imagination. The sharpest attack Lewis has is by using the show "Up Your Street" which showcases the reality of everyday people except behind the scenes we see how congested and set up "reality" is.…

  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★ Watched 03 Nov, 2014

    Like all Nolan's films there will be a mainstream backlash about how dumb the film is, which will focus on plot holes, exposition, and things like Michael Caine's insane last scene.

    Except the problem with "Interstellar" is that it views us as dumb. It talks down to us as it spells out what human emotions are. There is an attempt to define something and it's done so thoroughly that the film acts as a dictionary reading more than a work…