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  • Love

    Love 2015

    ★★½ Watched 14 Nov, 2015

    A bit monotonous, a bit too long, sporadically intense, and I fell asleep multiple times. Just like actual sex.

  • Jem and the Holograms

    Jem and the Holograms 2015

    Watched 21 Oct, 2015 3

    Jem is excitement. This movie is not Jem. [Slant review.]

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  • Pompeii

    Pompeii 2014

    ★★ Watched 19 Feb, 2014


  • 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave 2013

    ★★★ Watched 30 Oct, 2013

    An absolutely necessary corrective to any lingering sentiment regarding the Old South (is there any?) and, on a larger scale, the blood that lubricated the Great Experiment. But with McQueen's bent for tastefully arty effects running up hard against his appalled anger over America's fatal error (an innate trait among practically all foreign filmmakers), the movie's most powerful scenes are the ones that draw a clear through line between gentility and amorality, the scenes that are Roots and Goodbye Uncle…