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  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Oct, 2015

    A little over halfway through The Martian, we witness a discussion being had by 5 members of the crew of Hermes, a spacecraft that was sent to Mars for NASA’s Ares III manned-mission, led by Commander Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain). The discussion concerns whether they are willing to defy orders placed by NASA and breach security in order to save the life of a friend. The discussion is one of rational and systematic thought, deliberated by experienced astronauts (Kate Mara,…

  • Sicario

    Sicario 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Oct, 2015

    Disturbing, at times exemplary thriller with a myriad of anxiety and some chilling understated performances.

    Its politics will irk some, for its outlook is bleak and its narrative too thin to carry the weight of its argumentation.

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  • The General

    The General 1926

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 30 Apr, 2014 5

    I'm not sure why people scoff at old movies. They are still new to those who have not seen them.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Apr, 2014

    An obituary in serial form with the last instalment missing; snowballing for 100 minutes to a sad and beautiful apogee.


    A piercing aesthetic-laden paean to Stefan Zweig and Ernst Lubitsch; one literate, the other cinematic.

    You choose. Spine tingling.