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  • Last Cab to Darwin

    Last Cab to Darwin 2015

    Watched 07 Feb, 2016

    Guy has terminal cancer.
    He's in a bar and what's on tv? A Doctor up north is helping patients with euthanasia.
    A few minutes later someone drops a newspaper, and what's the headline? "EUTHANASIA".
    He's in a restaurant, and what are the people at the next table discussing: Euthanasia.

    That's the first 10 minutes.
    With writing like that...
    Didn't stick around for the rest.

  • One Hour with You

    One Hour with You 1932

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Feb, 2016 3

    Absolutely delightful. No one breaks the 4th wall quite like Maurice Chevalier. Watching him sing "What Would You Do" while watching me is one of the best film moments I've experienced. Goodness what a great showman he is, and what a charming film. I can't recall the last time I had so much fun watching a moving picture.

    It's old. It's black and white. It's 1932. It's a musical.
    So there's all that to get over if this isn't your…

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  • Silver Linings Playbook

    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…

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood 2014

    ★★ Watched 25 Jan, 2015 243

    It is not surprising that so many people identify closely with Boyhood. It hits all the hallmarks of growing up. There is the promise made years ago that the parent forgot but the child did not. There is the incessant fighting between siblings that is forgotten two minutes later, as well as the faking of who is to blame for the fight when the shouts of "MOM!" have been acknowledged. There is the change in address, school and friends, for…