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  • A Field in England

    A Field in England 2013

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Rewatched 07 Apr, 2014

    A Field In England won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. It’s an often incomprehensible experience, emphasizing style over coherence, and may frustrate anyone looking for a straightforward narrative or sense of logic. I watched it three times, plus all the extras, for purposes of this review in order to give it full consideration (let it never be said I don't take this seriously), and even now I’m not sure I understand certain aspects. Viewers looking for an enigmatic experience will embrace it; others may dislike it intensely.

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  • The Punk Singer

    The Punk Singer 2013

    β˜…β˜…β˜… Watched 07 May, 2014

    I may be underestimating this film a bit since I’m so enamored with that phenomenal other punk rockumentary of 2013, A Band Called Death (which ended up being my favorite film of the entire year), but The Punk Singer’s biggest challenge is that it assumes some familiarity with the subject on the part of the viewer. That’s not necessarily bad – they know their audience – but as an outsider I was playing catch-up. Curiously, the early β€œPunk Singer” angle…

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  • Ernest Scared Stupid

    Ernest Scared Stupid 1991

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Rewatched 29 Oct, 2013 1

    12-year-old Me: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
    32-year-old Me: β˜…β˜…
    Composite Score: β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    I can live with that.

  • Gravity

    Gravity 2013

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½ Watched 17 Sep, 2013

    I've been waiting anxiously seven years for Alfonso CuarΓ³n 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…