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  • Monsters

    Monsters 2010

    ★★★★ Rewatched 23 Sep, 2016

    Had to give this another hoon, having been reminded of it by watching Midnight Special. A friend rightly pointed out there's a similar atmos in the two movies, even if they have little in common plot-wise. Both are a flavour of SF that's pretty big on seeing how things affect actual humans, and both have a relatively slow pace.

    Anyway, I really enjoyed my second viewing. This time round I was really struck by all the signage, graffiti, tv shows…

  • La sedia della felicità

    La sedia della felicità 2013

    Watched 12 Sep, 2016

    Uneven, but sometimes hilarious

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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.