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  • The Unbelievers 2013

    ★★½ Watched 15 Sep, 2014

    Great subject but, like others have noted, terrible documentary. How much time does anyone want to spend watching these two subjects walking down hallways, through doors, waiting for applause to die down, signing autographs, talking on the phone (and not hearing what is being said) etc.. I could go on. There are closeups of their shoes and signs in convention halls. Basically, it feels like over 50% of the documentary is filler. The best and most interesting part of it…

  • Adult World 2013

    ★½ Watched 22 Aug, 2014

    I couldn't watch it for more than 15-20 minutes. Nothing to grab my attention or interest.

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  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Jul, 2014

    Almost experimental. Great soundtrack. Moody as hell. Tracking shots like those of Birth. Reminds me of Roeg's "The Man Who Fell to Earth" in that the film is experienced through the eyes of the alien. Not much is explained. I like the mystery.

  • Dark Shadows 2012

    ★★ Watched 09 Jul, 2014

    Some funny moments but all in all, quite strained. Straining to fill it's running time. Perhaps it would have helped a bit if I was familiar with the tv series it was based on, but ultimately, it felt like the film was masquerading its emptiness with parody. The usual flimsy dialogue and mediocre acting for a Burton film however this time, even the stylised visuals and set design just barely kept my interest throughout.