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  • Swiss Army Man

    Swiss Army Man 2016

    Watched 30 Jun, 2016 1

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is a film for people who love the twee arts and crafts feel of a Michel Gondry film AND love to cheer on Jason and Freddie as they are chasing young women through the woods.

    I'm still not sure how I feel about this film. I left the movie feeling like I'd just seen a horror movie. Not just the body horror stuff that you've probably read about, if you've read about this film, but really terrifying psychological horror.…

  • The Last Airbender

    The Last Airbender 2010

    ★★ Watched 30 May, 2016

    Hardly as horrible as its reputation would suggest. Struggles with momentum and rigid green screen acting. Fight scenes are inventive and does a decent job with complex world-building.

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  • The Trip

    The Trip 2010

    ★★★ Watched 06 Nov, 2011 1

    I think it's really hard to get the balance of reality and absurdity right in a "faux documentary". If you try to hard to convince the audience it's 'real' and that can feel a bit mean and ultimately pointless (see: 'Exit through the Giftshop').

    I found 'The Trip' to be quite funny and I really enjoyed the interplay between the two characters, ultimately I thought the premise was a bit too thin to carry and entire film. Rob, the domesticated…

  • The Trip to Italy

    The Trip to Italy 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Dec, 2014 3

    Much funnier and less mannered than the original. Heartbreaking and hilarious.

    Additional thoughts spurred by Rob's comment:

    I found both character's mid-life breakdown so much more compelling and surprising than the Coogan's crisis in the first one. Where the first always delivered the obvious (for me), this one seemed genuinely more careful handling the display of emotions without being cloying. Two examples: 1. When SC is talking about being invisible in front of young people and 2. when RB tells…