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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★½

    While I really loved it on first viewing, on a second watch I was totally sucked in quite unexpectedly. I still think it could probably stop about 10 minutes before it does, but so so good.

    Louise has weapon. Use weapon.

  • Sisters

    Sisters

    ★★★½

    Does what you'd expect. Some very funny bits.

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  • Southpaw

    Southpaw

    ★★★½

    Gyllenhal is heaps better in Prince of Persia, but it's still pretty good. #trollololol

    Nah but seriously. You know whether you're up for a boxing pic, and this is all incredibly straightforward fallen hero arc stuff... BUT I gave a shit about what was happening, during the boxing and during the rest of it.

    The "behind every great man..." schtick still going strong in 2015 and Bechdel-Wallace test squarely failed.

    Forest Whitaker explicitly in the teacher role comes through with reassuring nuance, fumbling over his pearls of wisdom sometimes, called out for lying, etc.

  • Land of the Lost

    Land of the Lost

    ★★½

    I laughed so much I wanted to lie down. Once. Ridiculously uneven on the lols.