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  • Apocalypse: World War I

    Apocalypse: World War I

    ★★★★

    A seemingly comprehensive and totally absorbing document of World War I made almost completely out of film from the era.

    The presentation I watched was divvied up into 5 chapters and was the most enlightening and harrowing account of what is, for many of us, a misunderstood, somewhat forgotten war.
    The writing and direction is remarkably objective without feeling cold or clinical. An astonishing amount of archival footage is expertly shaped and edited to cover such a massive amount of…

  • The Player

    The Player

    ★★★★½

    Looks dated, feels dated.
    But brother, it ain't dated.

    Despite its early-90s Hollywood setting "The Player" is surprisingly fresh and relevant. And as much as this film is set in Hollywood and is about Hollywood, this story is not just about Hollywood.
    It is a cynical, witty, pastel coloured noir-ish tale of greed and psychopathy.

    Tim Robbins is perfect as Griffin Mill, this one of his best performances. For the first 3/4 of the film you kind of root for…

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  • 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…

  • 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."
    "...…