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  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★ Watched 12 Jun, 2015 26

    Who wouldn't want to see Colin Firth raise hell in a bar à la James Bond? Ok, so it was in some weird looking slo-mo (or fast-forward?) that seemed like rotoscoping or something, but still, it is Colin Firth given'er against the bad guys! That's 2 stars worth.

    And the rest? Oh my.

    I never thought I would say this sentence in my life, but The Cat drove me nuts (The Cat being Samuel L Jackson, of course). His affected…

  • Showrunners

    Showrunners 2014

    ★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2015 2

    What he said.

    Jonathan lost the coin toss and had to review this one for the both of us.

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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 237

    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…