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  • Casablanca 1942

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 18 Sep, 2014

    Line for line, minute for minute, the finest film ever made by a major Hollywood studio. "Here's looking at you, kid."

  • Love Is Strange 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Sep, 2014

    After marrying his partner of 39 years, a man finds himself out of work when his employer, a Catholic church, fires him for violating its morality clause. Unable to afford their spacious Manhattan apartment, the pair move in with family, causing all sorts of unintentional conflicts in the process. As gentle and humane a film as you're ever likely to find, LOVE IS STRANGE isn't just a gay love story, it is a universal tale of marital bliss and woe…

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  • ParaNorman 2012

    ★★★★½ Added

    Absolutely fantastic animated film about a little boy who can talk to ghosts, yet finds himself the source of ridicule for everyone in town. But when an ancient curse is unleashed, he may be the only one who is able to stop it. Paying homage to classic horror, this gleefully macabre fable spins a surprisingly rich tale about warping history and the consequences of bullying. Beautifully animated & endlessly clever.

  • Wetlands 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 11 Sep, 2014

    At first this seems like a put-on, a so gross it can't possibly be serious coming-of-age tale of a young woman obsessed with her own hemorrhoids and bodily fluids of all kinds. But then the realization begins to dawn that this isn't just a piece of empty provocation. Sure, it's incredibly disgusting (and incredibly graphic), but it's also incredibly fascinating. It's definitely not a film for everyone, but there's a strange sincerity at work here, following a young woman so…