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  • Midnight Special

    Midnight Special 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Apr, 2016

    Kicked off the weekend with this. Good, but I didn't fall head over heals in love with it like others have. I admit to not having seen all of the director's work, "Take Shelter" being the only other one.

    Familiar concept, but generally well played. It was a curious viewing experience, as some scenes had very rich emotionality about them and others felt oddly cold. Adam Driver and Kirsten Dunst were great. Shannon was good, although I've liked him more…

  • Suspicion

    Suspicion 1941

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Apr, 2016

    The acting carries the movie. Grant and Fontaine are superb, especially the latter, whom the film concentrates on more than the former, which was a bit of a surprise. She has a lot of heavy lifting to do seeing as the story evolves from her starting point as a closed-in individual who may or may not have gotten in over her head by marrying someone who hasn't been entirely honest with her from the start. Nigel Bruce plays the perfect…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

    ★★★ Watched 05 Apr, 2016

    I suppose the first thing I have to admit to is that this is not even close to being as bad as the critics are declaring. How could it? Apparently this is the worst film ever made!

    It has some problems. What begins as an intriguing ideological face-off between Batman and Superman turns into a weirdly convoluted second half. A pure reason why the two characters would have issues with one another exists at the film's heart, yet the screenwriters…

  • 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…