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  • School of Rock

    School of Rock 2003

    ★★★ Watched 30 May, 2015

    This film is... well, largely what you're expecting. Cliché follows cliché, with Jack Black being the only thing really holding your interest. The most offensive thing is Sarah Silverman's character. Silverman is tragically wasted in what is probably the most one-dimensional girlfriend bitch character I've ever had the misfortune to have to watch.

  • The Blues Brothers

    The Blues Brothers 1980

    ★★★★ Rewatched 15 May, 2015

    This is the first time I've watched this film in a long time and what I remember as an enjoyable romp as a child is far worse for wear on subsequent viewing as an adult. Indeed, if I knew it wouldn't kill my inner 10-year-old, I'd have given this three stars.

    The film has the occasional moment, but the story is so threadbare and the character motivations so absent, that if it weren't for the musical numbers that are liberally interspersed, the whole thing would collapse in on its own emptiness.

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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2015

    The story doesn't really make sense if you think about it for any length of time but this remains a well-directed and thought provoking exploration of power, inequality and social relations.

  • Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno

    Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno 2014

    ★★★ Watched 14 Aug, 2014

    This and the next film are really one story and as a result, it's difficult to properly judge this film on its own. A ton of characters are introduced and very little is resolved. The good news is that with so much going on, things are never boring. I look forward to giving a fuller appraisal in September.