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  • Road to Perdition

    Road to Perdition

    ★★½

    I finally watched this and am sorta disappointed, but mostly I’m just kind of not too bothered about it.
    It didn’t do anything for me, it didnt bore me but it didn’t entertain me either.
    It felt wholly predictable, not thrilling, not awful, not excellent, just run of the mill. Which is a big shame for all the casting and cinematography on display.
    One really good scene momentarily gave me  an emotional reaction - the tense intercutting when Hanks’ Sullivan…

  • Awakenings

    Awakenings

    ★★★★½

    So glad I rewatched this tonight if only to correct the gross under-rating I so erroneously gave it.
    Fixed rating to 4.5 stars, up from 3.5

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  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

    ★★★★½

    Why yes I am crying. And so are you.

    - the longer review -

    After finishing up a long morning of appointments and having the rest of the day off of school I asked my 13 year old boy:
    "Do you still wanna see Love, Simon?"
    "Yeah, why not?"
    "Well we could go right now and see it at 12:45 or there's another at 2..."
    "It's probably better to go now and do the first one."
    "Ok then, perfect."
    "...…

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★★

    Visually marvellous!
    ...and now a more expanded 'review' after having slept on it...

    Saw this with my Ltrbxd comrade, LaserDisc and we very much enjoyed it.
    I was originally supposed to see it with my wife and son but plans changed and I saw it a couple days after they did. They were nice enough not to tell me anything other than how much they loved it - apparently he sat leaning forward on the edge of his seat and…