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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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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★

    Summary: This film wants to be Arrival when it grows up. 

    Overwrought and self important science fiction flick. Way too earnest to be much fun.

    Some of the monsters are nicely creepy and the CGI is quite pretty, but the writing isn’t as clever as it thinks it is.

  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    ★★★★

    Sublime. Bucolic. Nourishing for the eyes and the heart. 

    This film is from an earlier age, when film makers were real film makers and no one was in a rush to get to the next scene or even to advance the story. 

    I watched it in two parts due to its epic length and convenient intermission message. I was distracted for several days after the first part, but when I realized that I’d have a spare 2 hours to complete…

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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…