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  • Atharintiki Daaredi

    ★★★

  • For Sama

    ★★★½

  • Senna

    ★★★

  • Parts: The Clonus Horror

    ★★½

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  • Senna

    Senna

    ★★★

    A well-made documentary, and I appreciated that it was constructed entirely from archival footage, rather than the usual talking head interviews, and that the filmmakers didn't try to infuse themselves into it in the way that's so common among documentaries. But still, maybe it's because I don't have much interest in Formula One racing, or maybe it's because I didn't really have any kind of personal connection or fandom toward Ayrton Senna heading into this, but either way I wasn't as riveted by this as some reviewers seem to have been.

    Lists: 2010 Films | British Films | French Films

  • Wizards of the Lost Kingdom

    Wizards of the Lost Kingdom

    ★★

    A pretty weak and forgettable entry in the 1980s sword and sorcery canon...

    Lists: 1985 Films

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  • Maple Leaf Viewing

    Maple Leaf Viewing

    ★★★½

    Can I just say how amazing it is that we live in a time when I can google to find examples of the first Japanese films with a narrative, and then just hop on YouTube and immediately WATCH a 119-year-old film? Amazing.

    Lists: Films of the 1890s to 1910s | Japanese Films

  • The White Ribbon

    The White Ribbon

    ★★

    This is another one of those movies where I can't help but wonder if the tremendous amount of positive reviews it received stem from a bunch of critics not wanting to admit that they don't like the big pretentious arthouse film. Slow-paced, boring, emotionally hollow, with the same tired "all human beings are actually evil at their core" themes of so many wannabe intellectual films. Scene after scene of adults being cruel to kids, kids being cruel to animals or…