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  • Enemy 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Jul, 2014 28

    Thank goodness.
    After his foray into Hollywood with Prisoners I was afraid we might never see another great Denis film.
    He is now cemented as my favourite Canadian director, one of my favourites from anywhere, and one that I will always look out for.

    In Enemy Villeneuve creates his most distinctive mood piece. The entire film works because of the score. Without that score we have an awful lot of Gyllenhaal displaying worry in all the various ways you can…

  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2014 30

    There is a scene in Man of Steel that says it all.

    In the middle of a showdown with the bad guys in downtown Metropolis with people everywhere, a flaming truck or some other huge thing is thrown towards Superman who is standing in front of a building. A building presumably filled with people.

    Superman jumps out of the way.
    He jumps out of the way.
    Superman.

    The truck goes into the building destroying I don't how many floors killing…

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  • Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    ★★ Watched 06 Feb, 2013 90

    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…