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  • RoboCop

    RoboCop 2014

    ★★ Watched 21 Mar, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Yikes, the scene with just his head and lungs was great, however the central conceit, which is faithful to the original, is definitely outdated. Today's corporate fascists have less complicated methods for cajoling their sheople towards acceptance of unnecessary security measures. The satirical edge is absent, 2 stars for flash.

  • Song of the Sea

    Song of the Sea 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Mar, 2015

    From somewhere between Charley Harper and Miyazaki comes Song of the Sea, a life-enriching animated film.

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  • Beauty Day

    Beauty Day 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2012

    I'm a regular listener to the Film Junk Podcast, of which Jay Cheel is a founding contributor. I ordered my copy of Beauty Day a month or two ago and finally got around to watching it this weekend. Given the long wait (the film premiered over a year ago), the availability of Cap'n Video shenanigans on the internet and my familiarity with the director I had a difficult time managing my expectations. Not to mention that I grew up with…

  • Burden of Dreams

    Burden of Dreams 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2013

    Re-watch just to reaffirm my faith that stories like this can actually exist.