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  • Stations of the Cross

    Stations of the Cross 2014

    Watched 11 Jul, 2016

    I reckon you could ask me every day for the next couple of weeks about this film and I'd have a different bunch of reckons each time.

    A really well done, if equally bleak, film about clashing frameworks of belief and shitty parents and sad kids internalising bad times. Yay!

    I'm veering between thinking it's fantastic (the economy of the cinematography! the gravity of the topic! the decent acting AFAIK not speaking German!) and just worthy-but-pointless.

  • Metropolis

    Metropolis 1927

    Watched 23 Jun, 2016

    Just ridiculous how well this stands up closing in on 100 years later.

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  • Southpaw

    Southpaw 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Sep, 2015

    Gyllenhal is heaps better in Prince of Persia, but it's still pretty good. #trollololol

    Nah but seriously. You know whether you're up for a boxing pic, and this is all incredibly straightforward fallen hero arc stuff... BUT I gave a shit about what was happening, during the boxing and during the rest of it.

    The "behind every great man..." schtick still going strong in 2015 and Bechdel-Wallace test squarely failed.

    Forest Whitaker explicitly in the teacher role comes through with reassuring nuance, fumbling over his pearls of wisdom sometimes, called out for lying, etc.

  • Land of the Lost

    Land of the Lost 2009

    ★★½ Watched 04 Mar, 2012

    I laughed so much I wanted to lie down. Once. Ridiculously uneven on the lols.