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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    Some notes:

    -- Amusing/horrorifying that the fate of millions rests upon the temper tantrums and petty arguments of a histrionic queen and the conniving Machiavellians that orbit her. Entombed in lavish opulence, the disconnect between the real world and the court is as absolute as the queen's power.

    -- Olivia Colman's performance as the Queen was great. She perfectly captured the infantile incompetence of a woman unable to ever maintain a thought of her own. Yet, despite the horror of…

  • Land of the Dead

    Land of the Dead

    ★★★★

    Hooptober 4.0 - 2017 - Film #30

    Stalin, Eisenstein and Romero are seated in a drawing room on plush leather armchairs. They are enjoying cognac around the hearth of an open fire. They make small talk about the hoof and mouth disease epidemic in California, the Olympics in Paris and how absurd and profound Dada truly is.

    Stalin narrows the conversation down to business, "Mr. Romero, I am very pleased to have you join our film program. It is my…

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  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★★★

    Game Night was surprisingly funny, actiony and suspensey.

    The bullet extraction scene was comic gold and the faberge egg chase was genuinely exciting.

    And Jesse Plemons was a creepy as fuck neighbour.

    And so a good night was had by all.

    Next game night, let's stick to strip poker. Though that is more of a horror movie when I lose.

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★★

    This is a special film for my wife and I. Can't even hazard a guess as to how many times we have watched it over the past 15 years. It captures the magic of love from so many angles. And not just the good times but also the bad times, the whole messy shebang. The older I get the more my memory fades, organically rendering my mind spotless (or at least blotchy, perhaps). Yet my love for my wife grows…

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