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  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Before Sunrise
  • The Princess Bride
  • Pulp Fiction

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  • Senior Year

    ★★½

  • The Life of David Gale

    ★★★

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★½

  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    ★★★★

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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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  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

    ★★★★

    A rotoscoped film version of The Wonder Years for people who remember The Wonder Years with open nostalgia and who also liked space when they were kids. 

    I wasn’t sure if I’d watch this but it looked fun for the kids. 5 minutes in and I was giggling and 100% invested. Linklater knows how to tell a good story and keep up the pace, the familiarity and the warm blanket of nostalgia. He’s a master of this art, and the…

  • Old

    Old

    ★★

    Amateurish horror with time travel elements, a subplot related to medical ethics, and a more integrated plot about the fleeting nature of life. 

    Barely worth discussing, except for the fact that the quality of the direction is so markedly different between the setup (quite even, though some performances are slightly wooden), the main section (extremely poor direction with laughably poor acting and scripting)  and the denouement, which returns to a more polished and natural chemistry and timing where the actors…

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