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  • The Light Between Oceans

    The Light Between Oceans 2016

    ★★★ Watched 03 Sep, 2016

    Although is has gorgeous cinematography and excellent acting, the story was way too contrived for my taste. Every little piece of the jigsaw puzzle fit perfectly and predictably in place to feel anything close to realistic and natural. If you like this sort of thing, the film is admittedly very well done. It just wasn't my cup of tea.

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings 2016

    Watched 18 Aug, 2016

    Beautiful film. Wonderful and expressive animation.Nice story and although it pushes the sentimentality a bit over the edge near the end, it remains a pleasant change from the mindlessly boring stories and joke-a-minute 3D animations such as the latest "Ice Age" film.

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  • Under the Skin

    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.

  • The Great Beauty

    The Great Beauty 2013

    ★½ Watched 27 Sep, 2014 5

    This is one film that did not appeal to me in the least. I was not even particularly impressed by the cinematography. I won't criticize this one because my feelings about it are obviously biased.