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  • Graduation

    Graduation

    ★★★★½

    Corruption isn't a concept you grab a sign and protest against. I mean you can if you want, but I think you will be bullshitting. You are exactly this close to corruption yourself. Yes. This close and I say that unabashedly. No matter how moral you are or think you are, you are exactly one-person-you-care-for away from engaging in "I'll owe you" behaviour. You care about someone. Mother, father, brother, sister, spouse, child. You care about someone. You will do…

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    On a plane to Europe. Overnight flight. I watched John Wick, the first one, because I've seen it before and I like the idea of watching both back to back on an overnight flight where I know I'm not going to sleep for 2 seconds. I don't want to watch subtitles, cause it's midnight already and well, you know...

    Wow. In a bad way. I played Wolfenstein and Doom before half of you were even born and I'm here to…

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  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook

    ★★

    My ticket stub says that I saw Silver Linings Playbook but it can't be the same film everyone else has seen. It just can't be. This one was supposed to be charming, enjoyable, fun even. It won the TIFF Audience Award. It was supposed to have great characters. Cooper and Lawrence were supposed to have given wonderful performances. DeNiro, it was said, was back. Jackie Weaver, wait, was she in this?

    The film I saw was bland and boring. I…

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★

    It is not surprising that so many people identify closely with Boyhood. It hits all the hallmarks of growing up. There is the promise made years ago that the parent forgot but the child did not. There is the incessant fighting between siblings that is forgotten two minutes later, as well as the faking of who is to blame for the fight when the shouts of "MOM!" have been acknowledged. There is the change in address, school and friends, for…