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  • David Spade: My Fake Problems 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Oct, 2014

    Very short, which is why it got chosen today as I am very tired and almost asleep.

    However his rapid fire and well timed jokes/comments were enough to keep my interest and make me watch the whole thing.

    Mostly funny, though if you are not a fan of the typecast roles he plays then probably not for you.

    I can take it or leave it, and say I watched it.

  • Prince Avalanche 2013

    ★★ Watched 24 Oct, 2014

    I did not dislike it, I did not like it. It was odd and aimless, and a piece for Paul Rudd to act in, without his usual farcical exuberance perhaps.

    And worse for that.

    Nothing wrong with it but it made little connection to me.

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 12 Jul, 2014

    Definitively styled and shot by Wes Andersen so that it is almost an homage to himself or a parody of his work, but brilliantly so.

    Excellent cast of the usual suspects and the story is swimming with imagery (and a few nods to the Shining perhaps?) and the symmetry of his camera shots is played, then overplayed and played again for good measure.

    The pace is rollicking, the dialogue witty and erudite, the shocking gruesome brutality of reality is presented…

  • Finding Vivian Maier 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 22 Oct, 2014

    What an amazing find and a stunning portrait of a woman found, mostly yet still partially obscured, like one of her own works.

    She was talented, mental and enigmatic.

    The film works an almost perfect line between fascination, horror and acceptance while delivering only a taste of the work that is undoubtedly prolific.

    My only criticism is it's length and lack of work, with hundreds of thousands of works to choose from I wanted to see more pictures crammed into the 83 minutes and less talking heads.