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  • The Danish Girl

    The Danish Girl 2015

    ★★ Watched 24 Apr, 2016

    Really important story, but painted by the numbers. Though he tried, Alexandre Desplat is not The Cinematic Orchestra. And can somebody explain how Alicia Vikander is in a supporting role? She's in the friggin' movie poster.

  • The Big Short

    The Big Short 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Apr, 2016

    The good: perhaps the most important story of recent history, carefully dissected and laid bare in all its gory detail, delivered with a few direct punches. A couple of great characters, some of whom I'd gladly watch three more hours of hilarious conversation of.

    The bad: the brash editing, music and fourth wall punctures only work sometimes. When they don't, they are so very visible, which works counterproductive. McKay is no Scorsese.

    The worst: how we all feel this festering…

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  • The Yes Men Fix the World

    The Yes Men Fix the World 2009

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Apr, 2013

    The subject matter: 5★. The film itself: 3★. The way they take a shit with the capitalist ideologists in this film is pure gold. They set the most ludicrous traps and still people step into it. As a documentary however, there's still some work into making it a more coherent, interesting whole.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Dec, 2015

    The prequels get a lot of flak – too much even, as I really enjoyed episodes II and especially III – but it's true that the balance was probably tipping to the wrong/dark side with their exuberant sets, CGI overload and gimmicky characters. With this one however I feel the pendulum might be swinging a bit too much to the other side though: it stays so true to the original trilogy that some scenes or plot points almost feel like…