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  • Quiz Show

    Quiz Show 1994

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Dec, 2016

    An interesting, if somewhat depressing, story. It seems to reinforce the idea that the rich and powerful can do whatever they want, leaving misery in their wake. The acting is good all around, with the unfortunate exception of Rob Morrow, who seems completely outclassed by everyone around him.

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Dec, 2016

    Well done although I have some nits to pick. I wish the women characters would have been a little stronger and David Yates still needs to move the camera around a little less.  Still though, I thought it was a cool addition to the canon and well worth watching.

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  • Ocean's Thirteen

    Ocean's Thirteen 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 26 Apr, 2012 1

    Having rewatched all three of the Ocean's films within a short period of time (the last two within 24 hours of each other), I find myself puzzled by the second one. There's no doubt that the third movie is superior to its predecessor and that it captures some of the magic of the first film in the series. But what is different about that second movie? It is simply that the second movie was set in Europe, and that the…

  • Dogma

    Dogma 1999

    ★★★★ Rewatched 09 Oct, 2012 2

    This is my favorite Kevin Smith movie, although it suffers from many of the same problems as all his films. Yes, it is drowning in profanity. Yes, there are way too many gay jokes and too much bathroom humor. Yes, many of the performances aren't good (and sometimes from good actors, leading me to think that a better director could have gotten better performances). And yes, the shots and camera placement isn't very inspired. But this movie works on its…