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  • Sabrina

    Sabrina

    ★★★½

    Maybe it's just my lack of exposure to Bogart talking, but I would have chosen carefree playboy Billy Holden over mopeypants Bogey without hesitation*. Definitely the weakest of the 7 Wilder joints I've seen, but still charming as heck and Audrey always delivers.

    Very surprised to discover that "that's good! ... that's bad!" bit from The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror III is a Sabrina reference, but you learn something new every day!


    *I just remembered Sabrina saying David kissed her…

  • Casting JonBenet

    Casting JonBenet

    ★½

    “She was probably a royal bitch of a mother!” - Santa Claus

    Whenever I watch documentaries, I’m reminded of an exchange from Todd Solondz’ brilliantly incisive Storytelling:
    ”Are you a pervert?
    “No actually, I’m a documentary filmmaker”

    It’s very hard for me to watch something like Casting JonBenet and not wonder what the director wants me to take away from it. The public relate national tragedies to their own lives? Great, thanks for the info. I don’t think any of…

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  • Barry

    Barry

    ★★★★

    Two words are curiously absent for the majority of Vikram Gandhi's Barry. Those words are 'Barack' and 'Obama'. In this year's other college-age presidential biopic, Southside With You, those words hang over the heads of the characters in every scene and therein lies the reason why the former is a considerably better film. Whereas SWY is a story about the two people who grew up to be President and First Lady, Barry is about a young man of mixed race…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★

    You know how during the final scene of Whiplash, you got that feeling as if your heart was about to burst out of your chest? Well that's pretty much how I felt for the whole of Mad Max: Fury Road.

    We'll start with the positives, and there are quite a few of them. On the whole, the film looks fantastic. The practical stunts are just as awesome as they were in The Road Warrior, and even most of the CGI…