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  • Wild Tales

    Wild Tales 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 25 May, 2016

    Not a huge fan of anthologies because they're usually inconsistent and that's true here. Having said that, the two best segments in Wild Tales are really good. And then the others are either average or duds. So it makes rating this movie hard. I'll just resort to math.

    Pasternak (Airplane): 4.0
    The Rats (Restaurant): 1.5
    The Strongest (Road Rage): 5.0 A+++++++
    Little Bomb (Parking Ticket): 3.5
    The Proposal (Hit-and-Run): 2.0
    Till Death Do Us Part (The Wedding): 4.0

    That's a 3.33 average which I'll just round up to 3.5.


  • Atari: Game Over

    Atari: Game Over 2014

    ★★ Watched 17 May, 2016 1


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