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  • Burn After Reading

    Burn After Reading 2008

    ★★★½ Added

    I reviewed this film in the early days of Now Playing before we started primarily doing retrospective series.

    You can hear the short podcast review here:

  • Focus

    Focus 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Jul, 2015

    Twisty con man movie that:

    - I was totally ahead of

    - then annoyed about how not clever they were being when they thought they were being clever

    - then remarkably and satisfyingly surprised by a payoff

    - then sort of untrusting of everything for a stretch

    - and then figured out the big twist with about 40-45 minutes left to the run time. Which put me back where I started: totally ahead of where the movie wanted me to…

Popular reviews

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 04 Jul, 2014 5

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-da
    My kids and I watched and they liked this by far

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-do
    This movie's still great and is one of those few

    It's a film that's aged well
    after all's said and TOLD
    A film that still works for the young
    and the OLD
    I'm glad that I could share this with my girl and my BOY
    They're smiles and laughs --- that tells me it gave them some joy

    Oompa Loompa doom-pa-dee-dee
    If you are wise, you'll listen to me

    You will rewatch this as soon as you can
    And I give this a doom-pa, loom-pa
    Big Recommend!

  • Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007

    Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2013 3

    Being a lifelong James Bond movie fan, I have seen and read more than my fair share of Bond "making of" and "behind the scenes" materials. On top of that, I recently researched and reviewed all the Bond films in 2012 for the Now Playing Podcast's James Bond movie retrospective series, so all the information is still fresh in my mind. So the subtitle of "The Untold Story of 007" doesn't apply to me; there is absolutely no new information…