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  • Arrival

    Arrival 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Nov, 2016

    Not as good as Sicario or Indendies, imo, but I enjoyed it a lot. Bit sentimental? Transporting for a couple of hours, which I bloody well needed given yesterday's news.

  • Night of the Demon

    Night of the Demon 1957

    Watched 31 Oct, 2016

    Maybe unsurprisingly seems a bit wooden and silly in places, but highly entertaining for the most part. Scientists have a rough time in 50s horror, it seems, but at least they aren't automatically the baddies.

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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.