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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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  • Left Behind

    Left Behind

    ★★

    Wow. If you don’t believe in god after watching this, there’s no convincing you. 
    This film is unintentionally hilarious. Nick Cage has seen better days (and scripts) but everything else was so made-for-TV it’s best that he didn’t try too hard. 
    Rita and I laughed the whole way through. Lots of fun. And check out that histogram! You could ski on it!

  • In the Land of Women

    In the Land of Women

    ★★★★

    Very well done rom-com with genuine pathos, delightful characters, rich and real humans with well rendered roles, motivations and journeys. It’s rare for this genre to have so much respect for the characters. I loved almost every moment. 

    John Hughes is referenced at least twice, and you have to fill some pretty big shoes to be kicking that name around, but I think this film definitely earns the right. There is also a scene or two that bring Richard Linklater…

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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…