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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014

    ★★★½ Rewatched 23 May, 2016

    A text message from my little brother in which he mentioned he wants to see "X-Men: Apocalypse" prompted a rewatch of this film on holiday Monday.

    It's decent but I have to admit to having tuned out at points. I don't know what's up with Jennifer Lawrence in this movie. I liked her in First Class, but I'm not getting good vibes from her this time around. She's very bland. Peter Dinklage is incredibly boring as the villain, because there's…

  • The Big Sleep

    The Big Sleep 1946

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 May, 2016

    Sort of understand a tiny bit more of the plot this time around, but not much more so. The film's selling point remains Bogart and Bacall, but admittedly more the former given that he is in literally every scene.

    One of my favourite scenes is when Bacall confronts Bogart in the latter's office. She wants to know why her father hired him and he wants to know what she knows. When threatening to call the police to put the matter…

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  • The Big Short

    The Big Short 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Dec, 2015

    What an odd circumstances under which to watch this.

    In my family we celebrate Christmas on the 24th more so than on the 25th. The extended family has a few places to be over the course of a few days so the gang finds a way to get together on the 24th and we have fun into the early morning until most part ways for other gatherings. There's a supper at my father's the 25th, and I'll be there later…

  • Green Room

    Green Room 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 May, 2016

    I was beginning to worry that this film was never coming to Montreal. It felt as though every host of every film podcast on the planet except me had seen it. Lo and behold, it opens on the same weekend as Captain America. Probably explains why there were 3 people in the theatre room Friday early evening.

    The funny thing is I'll be back at the same theatre tonight to see Captain American. Who knows what I'll think about that…