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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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  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★½

    I was supposed to be at a Back to the Future themed party tonight with my wife, but illness prevented that, so we ran with the theme and watched the movie instead. It’s so much fun. Loved it. 

    Back in the old days when channel surfing was a thing, I had a policy that if BTTF was on, I had to watch it. I’ve seen this dozens of times, and I’ve enjoyed it immensely each time. Glad to say it…

  • Elvis & Nixon

    Elvis & Nixon

    ★★★

    Nuts. Kevin Spacey plays Nixon. Michael Shannon plays Elvis. What follows is absurd, surreal and slightly alarming. The status play when the two giant egos finally meet is something to behold. 

    I don’t know why this film exists, but I laughed quite a lot. It’s a very unsettling satire, I think. Or maybe a joke that you have to be American to understand? Or maybe it’s a dig at the American “show business” political arena? Or maybe a comment on…

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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…