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  • I Am Chris Farley

    I Am Chris Farley 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Sep, 2015

    Touching film that treats its subject with respect and awe. Filled with a who's who of talking heads, highlight reel clips, and home movies, the film works as both a 'best of' and a light character study.

    Also makes me want to watch old SNL clips, 'Tommy Boy', 'Black Sheep', and a number of other films with smaller roles where he stole the spotlight.

  • I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

    I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Sep, 2015

    Nicely put together documentary about the actor who has played Big Bird since the character's inception.

    The documentary works on a lot of levels thanks to the balance between the character, the history, and Caroll himself. The film incorporates lots of content (including some wonderful archival footage) about Big Bird's history, the mechanics, the popularity, and impact on culture. But it does not solely focus on this, instead using the muppet as a way to show Spinney's lot as a…

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    Charming and fun who-dunnit. The usual attention to detail, offbeat humor, and quirky Anderson style are all there. Mixed with interesting animation, period jumping, and aspect ratio tinkering, this is a great watch.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 06 Jul, 2014

    Works as a spy film, action film, revenge film, and siege film. Does a good job at taking relatively small stakes (for a Bond film), and blowing them up on a grander scale. So easily digestible, this film is fun to watch, has the just the right amount of humor, and is the best looking Bond film ever.