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  • World of Tomorrow
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Night of the Living Dead

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  • Blue Collar

    ★★★★

  • Affliction

    ★★★★

  • Men

    ★★★½

  • The Man From Toronto

    ★★★

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  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

    ★★★

    For a series which leans so heavily on being a family-friendly comedy, Secret of the Tomb is filled with a sentiment of coming to an end, filled with slow goodbyes and comedy subverted for the sake of heart-warming moments.

    It's a devasting watch with an awareness of Robin Williams' mental state at the time. Seeing it was released 5 months after his passing, it feels intentional. It's a strength for the film even if it's a less pleasant watch for…

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    ★★★½

    Grab hold of your butts, motherfucker

    - Samuel L. Jackson in the uncensored version, I assume.

    I've never been a big lover of Jurassic Park. I get the feeling of child-like wonder it's trying to capture but that isn't something that resonates with me.

    However, yesterday we took the kids to the Natural History Museum and they loved it. It isn't like they watched this from start to finish, but they seemed captivated with any of the dinosaur scenes. I…

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  • Blue Collar

    Blue Collar

    ★★★★

    Richard Pryor without his moustache is a surreal experience.

    Loved the first 2/3s but would have preferred a different resolution. I felt like it was going in a great direction to explore how breaking the law can sometimes be an economic necessity, and it absolutely does do that, but then it distracts itself by trying to do more - which is great but I think the one theme explored to its full extent would have made this a perfect film.

    There's an extent to which this is Office Space for labourers.

  • Affliction

    Affliction

    ★★★★

    What starts as a murder mystery grounded in reality trends into a 'one bad day' mental deterioration of our protagonist, Wade.

    Any film with narration from Willem Dafoe lecturing me on the dangers and vicious circle of toxic masculinity is alright by me.

    Nick Nolte is well cast in the role and, to Wade's credit, his daughter is a little brat.

    What's great about Affliction is how gradual the descent is. It's unclear when the line gets crossed or even…

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