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  • Red Dawn 1984

    ★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2014

    Maybe you had to be there?

  • Brian Eno 1971–1977: The Man Who Fell To Earth 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Aug, 2014

    This documentary wisely limits itself to a very specific phase of Brian Eno's career, animating his progress from Roxy Music member to ambient and experimental artist with a series of talking-head (and not Talking Heads) interviews and creative juxtapositions of his music of the era with archival performances, film clips and "trippy" imagery.

    The film does unfortunately suffer from a lack of interviews with Eno himself, his Roxy Music compatriots, and the likes of Robert Fripp. While this prevents it…

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  • Chronicle 2012

    ★★★½ Added

    Very admirable film, if not always entirely successful. The "found footage" conceit eventually becomes a bit of an obstructive drag, but the movie very quickly penciled in for me what I was looking for in "X-Men: First Class" and other superhero-origin films. There's genuine human behavior and tension at work here, and more often than not it's entertaining and fascinating.

  • Page One: Inside the New York Times 2011

    ★★½ Watched 26 Feb, 2012

    If, like me, you (for better or worse) continue to regard the New York Times as the Mouth of Truth and Justice, this'll be a treat. The documentary kicks the door in on the place to see what's going on at the Grey Lady; at the time of writing/viewing, the events covered in the film are pretty much still happening, and so the documentary doesn't feel as dated as some other verité films do. (Always seems distant to me when…