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  • Midnight Special

    Midnight Special 2016

    ★★★½ Rewatched 23 Aug, 2016

    This film has to exist in the same universe as Stranger Things. Eleven is basically the female version of Alton Meyer.

  • Brooklyn

    Brooklyn 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Aug, 2016

    I definitely have some issues with the film, particularly the last 30 minutes, but it gave me so many feels that I fell in love with it anyway. It hit especially close to home being married to an international woman myself.

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  • The Adventures of Tintin

    The Adventures of Tintin 2011

    ★★★★ Rewatched 28 Dec, 2012 15

    Pure fun on every level. The Adventures of Tintin provides Spielberg the opportunity to showcase endless creativity, and you can tell he enjoys himself in doing so. The cast is superb, and the visuals are monumental. The staging of the action is finessed and immersive.

    This isn't a weighty film, with deep or important musings on life. But neither can it be defined as silly or childish. It's a rare piece of cinema that takes you on a fast-paced, intriguing,…

  • The Fall

    The Fall 2006

    ★★★★ Watched 01 May, 2012 4

    Brilliant and moving third act. For the first two, I cared far more about the real-life happenings than the often silly (and at times bizarre) fairy tale backdrop, but the third act combined them powerfully.

    One of the most sincere child performances I have ever seen. The interactions between Alexandria and Roy felt real; the way they played off each other was genuine.

    I found the violence to be unnecessarily gratuitous at times, and the fairy tale sequences went from…