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  • Shotgun Stories

    Shotgun Stories 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Apr, 2016

    Enjoyable, but I was watching it having seen Nichol's Mud and Take Shelter, and I reckon both of those are better. Mike Shannon is excellent as usual.

  • The Thing

    The Thing 1982

    Watched 15 Apr, 2016

    Still so cold in all respects. Just excellent.

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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.