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  • The Walk

    The Walk 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Oct, 2015

    Films like this remind me why I love cinema.

    I guess you could argue that the script is merely serviceable given the fact that none of the characters are as well fleshed-out as Philippe Petite, the man who walks on the wire, and since it tells us absolutely nothing we didn't already learn from the 2008 documentary on the subject. But it's told with Robert Zemeckis' trademark approach that makes his stories such a joy to watch - a focus…

  • Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Sep, 2015

    A surprisingly character-focused look at the rise and chaotic spin-out of the classic hip-hop group, NWA. It's filled with great performances and a surprising amount of dramatic heft, and complaints about the second half being weaker than the first should be ignored since it just reflects real life (the story becomes a money-focused tangle of new record deals, arguments and betrayals - much like the true life turn of events). It's far from perfect, yet at the same time, Straight…

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  • Battle Royale

    Battle Royale 2000

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 09 Sep, 2012

    To mention or attempt to compare this film to the Hunger Games would be doing a huge disservice to it. One film is pre-occupied with turning the concept of child murder into entertainment: Into building a sci-fi world around that concept, developing a straight-forward commentary about gladiatorial reality television, making it clear who the "good guys" and "bad guys" are within 5 minutes of the story starting, then throwing in the melodramatic love story here or there. The other film…

  • Airplane!

    Airplane! 1980

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Aug, 2012 1

    No wonder this movie is always listed as one of the funniest ever made. It's completely random, it's stupid, it's irrelevant, it's got no character development whatsoever, and it's absolutely hilarious every step of the way.

    You really can't keep up with the jokes in Airplane. There's one every 20 seconds and every one is ridiculously funny. They're all really inventive and unique and you'll be saying to yourself "..the Hell?" half of the time with their irrelevance as you…