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  • The Escapist 2008

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2014

    There are some films you can't judge correctly until the entire film is done. You know what I mean. That film that has you wondering why it is so highly rated and then all of a sudden something happens and you get it, and you are glad you stuck with it because wow, at the end of the day, it was terrific.

    The Escapist is like that, only better because it is good right from the beginning. Not great, but…

  • The Tale of Zatoichi Continues 1962

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Oct, 2014

    I love that I was able to watch this one almost 1 full year after seeing the first in the series and still I was able to follow. In fact, where there was mention of what had come before I was able to remember most of it. This episode in the Zatoichi film series was particularly interesting. A samurai thief encounters Zatoichi but does not steel from him. Throughout the entire film I was left wondering why he didn't. Did…

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  • Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    ★★ Watched 06 Feb, 2013 89

    My ticket stub says that I saw Silver Linings Playbook but it can't be the same film everyone else has seen. It just can't be. This one was supposed to be charming, enjoyable, fun even. It won the TIFF Audience Award. It was supposed to have great characters. Cooper and Lawrence were supposed to have given wonderful performances. DeNiro, it was said, was back. Jackie Weaver, wait, was she in this?

    The film I saw was bland and boring. I…

  • The Thin Red Line 1998

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Jul, 2012 34


    I heard people talk about immortality,
    but I ain't seen it.
    l wondered how it'd be when l died.
    What it'd be like to know that this breath now
    was the last one you was ever gonna draw.
    l just hope l can meet it the same way she did.
    With the same... calm.
    Cos that's where it's hidden -
    the immortality l hadn't seen.

    What's it like to be lying in the middle of an unfamiliar jungle with birds…