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  • Secret Window 2004

    ★★½ Watched 20 Apr, 2014

    The ending is supposed to be the most important part of the story, but in this case it was slightly corney.

  • Green Eggs and Ham 1973

    ★★★ Rewatched 13 Apr, 2014

    The Sneeches is the classic in this three story animated series. I remember watching them on a reel to reel projector at primary school. It's great to find it again (on DVD) and enjoy them over again with my kids complete with cheesy 70s songs. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

    Indomitable abdominal stars!

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  • The Tree of Life 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Mar, 2014

    Grace vs Nature is the setup.

    The cinematography is sumptuous at multiple scales: solar systems, flocks of birds, hands, veins.

    The story is personal, which makes it hard to watch in parts.

    I couldn't help feel, at the end, that it might have been better if I watched this in a cinema, as part of a film festival, with lots of other people who could also pretend, as we walked out, that we understood what it meant and got something from it to take away.

  • Upstream Color 2013

    ★★ Watched 20 Jan, 2014

    96 mins is a long time to feel as lost as I found myself watching this.

    This film sounds amazing. Shut your eyes.