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  • The Martian

    The Martian 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Jan, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It's very rare for me to read the book before seeing the movie, but I'm pleased I was convinced to do that in this case. 


    I hate it when people say "the book was way better" but the book was way better. 


    I've tried to review it with a beginner's mind, but it is almost impossible. I was prepared to give them benefit of the doubt right up until he cut his glove. 

  • Paper Planes

    Paper Planes 2014

    ★★½ Watched 02 Jan, 2016

    Review by my 4+3/4 yo nephew:
    Not as good as The Lego Movie. Better than Frozen. YMMV. 

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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. 

    Recommended. 

  • 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.