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  • Do You Believe?

    Do You Believe? 2015

    ★★ Watched 28 Mar, 2015

    Christian films incrementally improving their technical craftsmanship (though some of Gunn's cuts appear to be out of financial necessity to gloss over continuity issues in a scene rather than for artistic purposes), but remain hostage to echo-chamber storytelling.

  • Murder by Decree

    Murder by Decree 1979

    ★★ Watched 26 Mar, 2015

    Surprisingly listless given the subject matter, this mash up of Ripper lore and Sherlock Holmes ends up not being really satisfying to those with more than a marginal familiarity with either.

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  • Two Days, One Night

    Two Days, One Night 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Sep, 2014

    It feels scandalous, maybe even blasphemous to talk about the Dardennes maturing, getting *better,* and yet I personally feel their last three films, rather than stopping at the moment of epiphany, have soldiered on into more complex narrative denouements that somehow avoid the inevitable conclusions you think you see coming and yet are nevertheless true to the stories they tell. As writers, they are unsurpassed...and there have been moments in the last two films where I've felt the joy of life shared and not just a social studies lesson. It doesn't get any better than this.