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  • Funny Face

    Funny Face


    Splashy colors, Paris locations, Fred Astaire's dancing, Audrey Hepburn's pixie-ish charm, Stanley Donen's direction, and George Gershwin's music should have melded into an enduring musical classic with 1957's Funny Face. However, the talented individuals involved produced a dated, clumsy film with but a few bright moments. Funny Face is an enjoyable film in spite of its many flaws; the enormous age difference between the charming leads, the occasional terrible song, some contrived dialogue, a long and meandering final act and…

  • Waiting for Guffman

    Waiting for Guffman


    Comedies are easy to give a rating to. Why? Because it's based on how funny you found the film. So, looking at my rating, you can figure out how funny I found Christopher Guest's famous Waiting for Guffman; There are plenty of clever bits and adorable quirky characters, but there are equally as many long predictable scenes between them that just aren't very funny. I didn't really get the great big belly laughs and get as sucked into the world…

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi


    Let the unfollows and disagreement comments commence...

    What a massive, painful, crushing disappointment. I don't want to write a review so I'm just going to keep this short. Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi is more original and daring than J.J Abrams' previous Star Wars entry, Mark Hamill is great and there are some truly solid moments I won't spoil. But that's about where the positives end for me, and the myriad of disjointed, contrived and utterly stupid plot-holes and story-developments…

  • One Hour Photo

    One Hour Photo


    The "mentally-unstable main character stalks and terrorizes a happy family" is a sub-genre of thrillers often ventured in, but with the chilling One Hour Photo Robin Williams makes it feel fresh and tremendously powerful. A character study of obsession and growing madness, that incorporates plentiful suspense and subtle increases in tension into the running time. It's an exercise in psychological creepiness, boasting a near-flawless performance from Robin Williams, whose acting is introverted and subdued this time, instead of the loud…