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  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    ★★★★

    Rewatch note: I've really exhausted myself when it comes to this movie, but, for the library of notebooks, Natalie Portman is really not bad here; I've always thought she was kinda phony (in any movie) but she honors the material here, and understands how crucial her reaction shots are (they are basically the only tools that Lucas gives her to create the character on a more emotional level and it's suitably elegant).

    Also, watching the Blu-Ray, it's too bad Lucasfilm…

  • Jurassic Park III

    Jurassic Park III

    ★★

    Sometimes fun is just a four-letter word that's too lazy to add up.

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  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★

    After eight years, it's a bit of a letdown to find that PAN'S LABYRINTH really isn't a film about any labyrinth of Pan's but rather a film about a Spanish fascist general killing or torturing a bunch of people. In the confused moral landscape of the film, fascism seems to constitute "reality"; so I guess we're all fascists at heart, unless we live in fantasy worlds of course.

    The film is imaginative but I found it to be a bit…

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    The first time I saw this I was eight years old. Unforgettable. I never understood why she had to go back to get the cat. Until a couple of years ago when I moved in with a girl who happened to own one. So today I'm a cat owner who's scoopin' poop on a daily basis. However, when you're that close to another life-form you really develop a bond. I'd never dream of abandoning that grumpy thing on a spaceship ready to blow with a hostile alien being the only company.

    So now, in my eyes, ALIEN really is a 100% perfect film.