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  • Batman: The Killing Joke

    Batman: The Killing Joke 2016

    ★★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2016

    Need to preface my thoughts on The Killing Joke by saying I never really liked the original comic. While I appreciate its place in DC history I didn't particularly like what Alan Moore did to Batgirl/Barbara. I lean to dark stuff but for some reason this didn't sit well with me.

    I never owned the comics or graphic novel. I read the whole thing off the shelf in a comic book store. It disturbed me. I've let those feelings pass.…

  • Grimsby

    Grimsby 2016

    Watched 23 Jun, 2016 1

    Awful, awful, awful. Did I mention awful?

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  • La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita 1960

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Nov, 2014 1

    It's rare when you can fall completely in love with a movie on a first watch but this movie did it for me. The Criterion Blu-ray was purchased on a blind buy and I hoped if it was half as good as Fellini's 8 1/2 then it would be well worth the purchase.
    From the opening helicopter aerial shots the film was followed by one beautiful sequence after another. Fellini does black and white, textures, landscapes, light and shadows like…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Jul, 2012

    There are so many thoughts I have after watching the third and final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Batman Begins was an incredible re-introduction of Bruce Wayne/Batman's origin tale. The Dark Knight expanded on the legend with a story of madness and mayhem.

    Now comes the final act of the Dark Knight's epic saga and with it a story of spectacle and drama. Batman encounters Bane (Tom Hardy), a villain who can match and even surpass him in strength…