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  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    ★★★★★

    Unique, powerful exploration of the human condition and the power of creativity/imagination.

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    ★★★★

    I watched this on a plane flight and was very tired - just wanted a bit of distraction. I was very pleasantly surprised by the unique take on the well worn mythos. Charlie Hunnan is a very watchable actor and Jude Law seemed to be having great fun chewing up scenery as the villain. I have to admit I was riveted throughout despite the discomfort of my cramped middle seat and the size of the viewing screen. I could see…

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  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★★

    First, this film should be considered the 2015 Anti-50 Shades of Grey, in that we are presented with a strong female character who does not mindlessly submit herself to the whims and desires of wealthy/powerful dominants who have a lot of neat technological toys. Instead, she goes her own way and learns to stand up for herself.

    Second, while it is not didactic on this point, this film is clearly critiquing the mindless drive to conquer and consume without any…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★★

    Finally a Pynchon adaptation and it is done right.