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  • 45 Years

    45 Years 2015

    ★★★ Rewatched 02 May, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Masterfully acted and constructed, with amazingly naturalistic dialogue.

    But the story? I don't buy it. You can't get mad at your husband for almost marrying someone before you *who died*. He still met you after, and he still chose to build a life with you. Don't get angry and jealous of long-passed ghosts when they're still with you in the present. Yes, the girl being pregnant and him wanting to marry her before she died complicates things. But he's still with you, love. Get over it. Just talk to him about it instead of quietly turn things upside down.

  • The Witch

    The Witch 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Mar, 2016

    Slow, paranoia-induced family drama + creepy settings and cinematography + brilliant sound design and music = great scares. It's nice to see witches done seriously for once.

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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…