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  • Far from Home

    Far from Home 1989

    ★½ Watched 07 Apr, 2015

    Unusually for me, I watched this on a mobile phone via YouTube. I can't say I enjoyed it very much, although I acknowledge that this was not an optimal viewing experience. In fact, some details were entirely lost on me as a direct result of this. For example, I only realised that Pinky was played by 'Adventures in Babysitting's Anthony Rapp when I came to this Letterboxd page. No doubt, I missed a lot more too as the cinematographer's work…

  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★½ Watched 14 Jan, 2015 2

    If we are to take some of the character's feelings as representing the filmmaker's view, there were some attitudes that came through this film that I couldn't go along with. Although as a satire it avoids overtly stating anything and so invokes the shield of plausible deniability.

    They are as follows:

    - Theatre is better and more worthy than film.
    I find the theatre to be a great workshop for actors but the results have never impressed me as much…

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2012

    ★★★ Watched 19 Jan, 2013 2

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

    I'm not so concerned about reboots, remakes or sequels as they don't take away from other versions, but could potentially add a new spin on a good story. So with that in mind, I watched 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and had a good time. Most of the time.

    The early school scenes had a lightness of touch in the dialogue and performances that was charming, but the contrivances of the story were pretty tough to take. The Lizard and Spider-Man made…

  • Kick-Ass

    Kick-Ass 2010

    Watched 19 Jan, 2013

    Trivial and asinine. Shocking, only in its mediocrity.

    What would really be shocking at this point, is to have a film with characters that the audience can care about. Not some flippant and superficial scumbags, prancing around in some nonsense action scenes, interacting with some other equally superficial scumbags. If being a superhero means justifying the instant judgement and execution of people they don't know through moral superiority, then I'll pass.

    Okay we're dealing with comedic action film and comic…