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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    After catching some nice vitamin D so far this weekend (which kicked off Friday with a statutory holiday in my neck of the woods) I took some shelter in the theatre for Nicolas Winding Refn's "The Neon Demon".

    Two things.

    First, rather than play at the super huge cinema with 22 theatres that can afford to reserve a few rooms for foreign, arthouse fair, this played at the slightly less large multiplex that almost exclusively plays big Hollywood productions. Conjuring…

  • Brief Encounter

    Brief Encounter 1945

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Jun, 2016

    On a blistering hot Sunday afternoon, I cooled off in a theatre with the latest of Cineplex's classic movie series. "Sabrina" and "Rocky" were both huge winners with me.

    "Brief Encounter" isn't the first David Lean film I check out. "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Bridge on the River Kwai" are both excellent in their own right, although I figured I'd be getting into something quite different this time. Earlier film, very, very British, and a romance drama.

    I can only…

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  • Zootopia

    Zootopia 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 11 Jun, 2016

    This was a truly unexpected surprise. I haven't seen all of the recent Disney animated films. Of those that I did, I didn't care at all for "Wreck-It Ralph" and thought "Frozen" was patently mediocre. Positive reviews for "Zootopia" had me going 'Eh, whatever. Y'all said the same about Ralph and Frozen."

    Frankly, if you walked up to me yesterday and asked if I thought Disney had it in them in the foreseeable future to knock one straight out of…

  • 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…