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  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Jul, 2014

    I feel really awkward reviewing this. I came across this film so many times on Letterboxd and on lists of must-see documentaries that I decided I had to watch it. I took everyone's advice and went in blank.

    Of course, these past days the airplane disaster in Ukraine has been very prominent in my mind. Over 190 of my countrymen and -women died, and while I knew none of the victims personally, I know people who knew victims, am familiar…

  • Wishful Drinking 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Jul, 2014

    Sadly never quite matches the epicness of that poster, but it's a joy to hear Carrie Fisher talk - she's one of those actresses I looked up to when I was smaller, when I first saw 'When Harry Met Sally' with my family. On a whole, she appears quite genuine. As she tells her life story to a sell-out crowd, there are some awkward moments where she's trying to be too funny as a defense mechanism, but generally it's a…

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  • War Horse 2011

    ★★ Watched 14 Feb, 2014 35

    What a shitfest. I would probably have liked this film better if it had been about a cat. Or, hell, even about that goose that walks around on the farm at the beginning of this film. That was a great goose.

    For a film called 'War Horse', it takes a long time for the 'war'-element to enter, so for the first 50 minutes, it's mainly 'horse' - and I happened to skip the horse part in my coming of age.…

  • Get Over It 2001

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Feb, 2014 6

    Holy frosted-lipgloss and metallic-eyeshadow, Batman! If there was ever the perfect cinematic time capsule for 2001, it's this film. That extra half star is purely out of nostalgia.

    The opening to this film is the perfect example of why late 90s/early 00s teen films were so great - it's completely over the top and everyone is well aware it is. Within 5 minutes, Vitamin C (who had one mediocre hit and still has a starring role in this as a…