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  • Playtime 1967

    ½ Watched 14 Sep, 2014

    Huh... Sorry. I tried.

    I don't like anything about this movie. I didn't laugh once and it only made me smile one time.

    I'm sure I must be missing something, and I'm sure I'll make somebody mad with that rating, but I'm not going to lie about it and pretend I didn't hate this movie.

    My first Tati. Perhaps he is not for me.

  • The Giver 2014

    ★★★ Watched 13 Sep, 2014

    Of a similar quality to all of these recent YA novel-based dystopias. Slightly better than Divergent, which is the most direct comparison.

    The sequences with Jeff Bridges choosing what memories to give (name of hero) made me think of the real-world act of raising a child. When is it right to explain to a child about war, or famine, or the Holocaust? How do we come to accept these things? It feels like we've always known them.

    I think the…

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  • Transformers: Age of Extinction 2014

    ★★ Watched 25 Jun, 2014

    Look, it's exactly as good as the last one was. What that means depends on who you are.

    For my part, while it's one of the biggest special effects spectaculars of the year, it's still an hour too long, and filled with humour that doesn't work and action you can't see.

    It's almost incredible how little replacing the lead characters changed the movie. Wahlberg is supposed to be the hero, but he's repetitive and annoying about his daughter the whole…

  • Enemy 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 16 Jul, 2014 3

    After some research and a rewatch, I understand it. It almost feels like a totally different movie to the one I watched just a couple of hours ago. I liked both.