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  • We Have a Pope 2011

    ★★ Watched 23 Jul, 2014

    We Have a Pope is an odd film. It has a lovely charm, and a consistent, ponderous, elderly pace. I was concerned that the satire might be distasteful, but I found it very mild and relieving.

    It's not a great film, but if you don't feel like an action film then this is next farthest from. It also ends really suddenly.

  • Crips and Bloods: Made in America 2008

    ★★ Watched 21 Jul, 2014

    Well that was f🎅👻ing depressing. There is so much bad news that it's hard to see any light. The documentary style is repetitive and deceptively unstructured. It moves through a variety of themes, however the messages of despair blend into one. A lot of the talking heads feel clichéd. I wanted something that I just didn't get from this film.

    Maybe there isn't good news. But it turns out we mostly heard from people actively working to turn things around. Maybe we could have balance in positivity, without putting blinkers on to the real, ongoing situation. Perhaps not.

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  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol 2011

    ★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2011 6

    What did I learn from Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol? Let me see. There are a lot of BMWs in Dubai and Mumbai (coincidence?) and they have safety features you can trust, and cool start controls, and cool wheels and cool grill-lights, what? I haven't seen such gross product placement in a while. Oh yeah, and iPhones. iPhones are cool, iPads are cool, apparently USB cables are cool; but iPhones in rubberised cases? I guess they might knock them around…

  • Top Gun 1986

    ★★★★★ Added 3

    I've bought the DVD, the soundtrack, watched the making of and dreamed about Kelly McGillis more than one time. The film that did more for Air Force enlistments than anything else will do the same for you.

    If you've ever been holding on too tight with a bunch of oiled up dudes then you will lose your edge over Top Gun again and again.