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  • Side Effects 2013

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    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Wreck-It Ralph 2012

    ★★★★ Added

    Wreck-It Ralph was really good fun. There are many glimmers of the genius that Pixar used to display as a matter of course but has recently been unable to consistently produce. I don't know if there's any collaboration between Disney Animation and Disney-Pixar, but something's certainly rubbed off.

    The many video-game references work well and never end up embarrassing, which is often the risk when tapping in to a popular subculture. It's a family comedy with relatable characters, a well-told story, genuinely funny humour, and a little twist I really didn't see coming.

  • To the Wonder 2012

    ★★½ Added

    I liked Tree of Life *despite* the avant-garde voice-over sequences. I dislike To the Wonder *because* of the avant-garde voice-over sequences. The whole film is composed of these sequences, which drawn out over two hours becomes excruciating. In the case of Tree of Life they at least work to annotate the film's narrative. Unfortunately, doing a whole film this way doesn't really result in a coherent or enjoyable experience.

    I would probably have had a better time if I'd be…

  • Stoker 2013

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    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.