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  • An American Werewolf in London

    An American Werewolf in London 1981

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Oct, 2016

    I once went to a gig where a VJ chopped up a slowed down transformation scene for about half an hour. It was a strange back drop for some laidback beats.

    Anyway. Holds up better than Animal House, I'm guessing.

  • Goya: Or the Hard Way to Enlightenment

    Goya: Or the Hard Way to Enlightenment 1971

    Watched 17 Oct, 2016

    Lots of beautiful stuff happens, but frankly I mostly found it a real slog and at one point started falling asleep. Hm. Not the most profound review, sorry (not sorry).

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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.