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  • The Story of Adele H

    The Story of Adele H 1975

    ★★★½ Watched 15 May, 2015

    This isn't the sort of film I'd usually take an interest in, but the true tale of Adele's unrequited love, as told by Francois Truffaut, is absorbing and tragic.

    The film brims with the understated beauty of authentic locations and the Canadian touch of both English and French being fluently spoken by many of the characters, even to the point of being casually alternated within the course of a single conversation.

    Isabelle Adjani is convincingly infatuated and neurotic in the…

  • The November Man

    The November Man 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 May, 2015

    The film’s a bit of a mess with sudden reversals and confusing character arcs that don’t always make sense, but I tend to forgive a lot in any movie that features Olga Kurylenko so prominently.

    Two Cents: cinapse.co/2015/05/28/the-november-man-a-slick-but-cliched-spy-thriller-two-cents

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  • Ernest Scared Stupid

    Ernest Scared Stupid 1991

    ★★★½ Rewatched 29 Oct, 2013 1

    12-year-old Me: ★★★★★
    32-year-old Me: ★★
    Composite Score: ★★★½

    I can live with that.

  • Gravity

    Gravity 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Sep, 2013

    I've been waiting anxiously seven years for Alfonso Cuarón to bless us again. It's been that long since Children Of Men, a film so phenomenal and powerful that it changed the way I view and think about movies. It was one of my first HD-DVD purchases, and went on to become the most watched in my collection until the format eventually succumbed to Blu-Ray.

    Gravity is likewise an astounding and absolutely gorgeous film, and regardless of how you may end…