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  • Meet Joe Black

    Meet Joe Black 1998

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Feb, 2016


    I really enjoyed revisiting this. Definitely one of my all time favourites.

    I was pleased to discover its aged pretty well, apart from the suits and the fact that a media business is highly profitable.

    Mostly I was relieved to discover the party dress was as good as I remembered. 

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs 2015

    ★★★ Watched 19 Feb, 2016

    I understand it's a crafted film. The narrative etc. That is the least we expected.

    If you believe this story, Woz once told Steve that he could be both talented and decent, if he chose to be. I'm not sure this script is either. It says at the end of the credits: some parts have been composited, fictionalised and invented, although it's not disclosed which are which. It's ironic.

    Perhaps the mistake was naming it after a real person? It might have been more fun if it was obfuscated.

    I think I'd take The Social Network every time.

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  • Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police

    Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Dec, 2014 2

    The rise and demise of The Police as told through the lense of Andy Summers, the guitarist and probably lesser known of the three band members. 

    This is the sort of documentary that I could watch all day and all night and into the early hours of the morning and contemplate rewatching the next day.

    The story of his relationship with his wife and family, which is woven through, is heartbreaking. 

    I'd like to see more of his photography. What an awesome record and memory. I imagine him getting lost in that archive for days. 


  • Upstream Color

    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.