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  • Home Alone

    Home Alone 1990

    ★½ Watched 07 Dec, 2016 1

    Well, at least I didn't hate it as much as A Christmas Story.

  • Arbitrage

    Arbitrage 2012

    ★★½ Watched 05 Dec, 2016

    A very rich man gets away with fraud and covering up a death.
    I know, eh?
    But Richard Gere is good in it, so there's that.

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  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    ★★ Watched 06 Feb, 2013 92

    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 234

    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…