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  • The Pack

    The Pack 2015

    ★★ Watched 06 Feb, 2016

    The girl (Katie Moore) who plays Sophie is really cute and the end credits song is great but this film, which is basically "White God" as an Ozploitation film isn't as awesome as that sounds.

    Monotonous and repetivive, "The Pack" doesn't add up to much and doesn't provide many thrills or chills either.

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  • Spooks: The Greater Good

    Spooks: The Greater Good 2015

    ★★★ Watched 05 Feb, 2016

    I only watched the tv show "MI-5" (known as "Spooks" in the UK) sporadically throughout its 10-year run, so much so that I am not even sure which characters in this movie were in the show (I know Peter Firth definitely was and Kit "Jon Snow" Harrington, who plays a Jack Bauer-type operative, definitely wasn't but aside from that....)

    This was a perfectly fine spy film. Nothing super special. I might have enjoyed this more if I were more familiar with the show. I dunno.

    It will be interesting to see if they make more of these or if this is it for the franchise.

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  • Lost River

    Lost River 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Apr, 2015

    Production designed like a motherforker and gorgeously, eerily filmed, Ryan Gosling's much ballyhooed directorial debut "Lost River" is a masterpiece and one of the great cinematic discoveries of 2015 so far (though, to be fair, I've known of the movie for years, since it was first announced as "How to Catch a Monster").

    Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men" plays a single mom who gets a job at a seedy club that is kind of like a circus of violence for…

  • Somewhere

    Somewhere 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Mar, 2012

    I love this film. It's easily my favorite film of 2010. Elle Fanning is riveting, Dorff gives the performance of his career (ok, that's not saying much) and while it's more-or-less a companion piece to "Lost in Translation", it's also Coppola's nod to Antonioni. Love it.