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  • Finding Dory

    Finding Dory 2016

    Watched 13 Jun, 2016 2

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

    I happened to be on Twitter when the link went out for passes to this preview screening of Finding Dory, and even though my interest was low, I knew my niece wanted to see it so I snagged 'em and we went.

    When I first heard about this slate of Pixar prequels, I was disappointed. I didn't care for Monsters, Inc. in the first place, though I was pleasantly surprised by Monsters University. I've had kind of a troubled relationship…

  • Piper

    Piper 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Jun, 2016

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

    I happened to be on Twitter when the link went out for passes to this preview screening of Finding Dory, and even though my interest was low, I knew my niece wanted to see it so I snagged 'em and we went.

    Back in 2000, I went to Barbados through a cross-cultural studies course. One evening, the Barbados Sea Turtle Project released several baby turtles on a beach and some of us went to attend that. Most of them managed…

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  • Sicko

    Sicko 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 12 Nov, 2013 3

    Sicko came out in a particularly upsetting time in my life. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2005. Two years later, my health was so unreliable that it was a major reason my family chose to close the doors on the business we'd owned and operated for twenty years. No single topic has dominated my daily life these last eight years more than the vulnerability of the sick and injured in America. Not even Batman.

    Michael Moore is still…

  • The Sting

    The Sting 1973

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Nov, 2012 2

    The Sting is one of the rarest sorts of films: It's laden with plot twists and surprises, but knowing the payoffs doesn't detract from the joy of repeat viewings. Generally, stories with "Aha!" moments are thrilling the first time through but don't hold up to a second viewing. Not so with the 1973 Best Picture.

    I've seen The Sting several times over the years, most recently 7 March 2010 on DVD. I've loved it since I first saw it on…