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  • Pink Floyd: The Wall

    Pink Floyd: The Wall

    ★★★★½

    I waited a long time to watch this with the right person. I knew I was going to love it - I've been a massive fan of Pink Floyd for ages - but I wanted to share it with someone who would really get it.

    When I mentioned to my wife that I hadn't seen it yet (despite having owned the DVD since long before I met her), she immediately turned off the lights and urged me to put in…

  • Highlander

    Highlander

    ★★★★

    The immortal Connor MacLeod (Luke Skywalker) begins life as a normal chap in 16th century Scotland, but is cast out of his village under suspicion of devilry when he miraculously recovers from an obviously fatal battle wound.

    Sean Connery stars as Ramiraz (Ben Kenobe), and trains the young highlander (Jedi) in the art of swordplay and use of The Quickening (The Force).

    A tall warrior in black with a breathing problem (caused by an injury sustained in battle with Ramiraz),…

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  • Bullet Head

    Bullet Head

    ★★★½

    This film has loads of monologues about how great dogs are. The same monologues incidentally expose how bad men are.

    Lots of dogs die.

    Lots of men die.

    Some scenes are strongly reminiscent of Cujo, but this is a much better and more thoughtful film. 

    I wonder how the pitch went. “Reservoir Dogs, but with actual dogs”...?

    What happened to the cop with the dog?

  • Unicorn Store

    Unicorn Store

    ★★★

    Colorful, dreamy, whimsical and imaginative but disturbing. Some of the scenes are pretty; others look like a 12 year old girl’s school art project. I think intentionally. Samuel L Jackson has sparkly tassels in his hair. It’s not quite right, but I think it’s deliberate. 

    Mamoudou Athie stands out as the voice of reason in an otherwise absurd and surreal world. His dialogue is delivered with absolute authenticity, clarity and wit. He’s worth watching even if the film doesn’t appeal.…

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  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    Terry Gilliam always makes shit movies.

    He made this movie.

    It's shit.

  • The Man Who Fell to Earth

    The Man Who Fell to Earth

    A strange film about an alien, disguised as a youthful and thin David Bowie, who comes to Earth for a drink of water (wtf?). He becomes a wealthy tycoon by selling silver rings for $20 (wtf?). He longs to get home to his family, but a dream sequence seems to indicate that they've most likely died of dehydration. Nevertheless, he bootstraps a private space program so he can return to his home planet now that he's had his glass of…