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  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Such a drag.
    I am beside myself.

    Attack of the Clones, unlike its beauteous Letterboxd poster, is a dreadfully painful watch, made tolerable by the amount of fun that can be had at the film's expense.

    I remembered Kamino being beautiful. I remembered the arena being exciting. I remembered Count Dooku as a menacing villain. I remembered thrilling light saber duels. I remembered all of these things that had me believing that this was not an awful movie.

    And yet,…

  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4

    ★★★★

    Circle of Film Review Episode: www.circleoffilm.com/2019/06/21/review-159-toy-story-4/
    Circle of Film Statistics Episode: www.circleoffilm.com/2019/06/24/statistics-105-toy-story-4/

    Part 4.

    The end?

    Who can say?

    The Toy Story Trilogy wrapped itself up so neatly that you can't even begin to imagine before watching #4 what more there could be. The crisis that leads the toys to Bonnie is a fearsome reckoning that seemed to finally put all the pieces right where they belong.

    Woody and Buzz and the gang had a new kid. They were being…

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  • Brother Bear 2

    Brother Bear 2

    ½

    Shrek!

  • Executive Suite

    Executive Suite

    ★★★

    This cast and this material makes for a lot of tightly wound moments. Parts of the film drag and the finale was a bit undercooked, but Robert Wise managed to re-engage me every time the film began slipping away.

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  • A Dog's Purpose

    A Dog's Purpose

    ½

    The controversy doesn't matter in rating the film. I personally feel as though the video and TMZ blew things out of proportion. Whatever problems were happening seem to have been minimal and with no malicious intent.

    As for the film itself, it is one of the most manipulative things I've ever seen. Josh Gad isn't even 1% of the voice actor here as he was in Frozen. The implications of reincarnation and dogs in general is utterly absurd. It feels…

  • Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

    Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

    ★½

    March 2016 Scavenger Hunt

    Film #1/Task #1
    An unconventional romantic film.


    I decided to focus my reviews on the task, as opposed to the film as a whole.

    Downey and Kidman are just so strange. Their characters languish over almost everything. Their touch lingers whenever they pick up the simplest mundane object. It's very off-putting, but it does help to elevate them above the rest of the characters to the point where you can really see a connection forming between…