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  • The Little Shop of Horrors

    The Little Shop of Horrors

    ★★★½

    De Niro, Hackman, Hoffman, Nicholson and Pacino...a journey

    My first rewatch of this project! Nicholson actually steals the show with his one-scene cameo. This Corman directed version of the story plays up the macabre horror to good effect and its witty with some interesting special effects. And at a snappy 72 minutes it doesn't even come close to outstaying its welcome.

  • The Break-Up

    The Break-Up

    ★★½

    The Break-Up ends strongly, however it's too long and spends waaaay to long being dumb and annoying before it grows a conscience.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Well its a modern masterpiece, isn't it? One that gazes fondly to the past yet looks to the future. It is emotive, but one of La La Land's greatest strengths is its relative subtlety; its actually a lot more restrained than you might expect going in. It borrows from Demy, Donan and others with glee yet it never apes them and it stands on its own merits, of which there are plenty. The songs, the score, the long takes, the…

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★★

    Isle of Dogs was as good as I expected it to be. The animation is sublime, the story is compelling and I enjoyed spending time in this uniquely Wes Anderson world. I'm a little bit tired of people expecting films to tick all the right boxes all of the time. As far as I could see Anderson embraced Japanese culture in a respectful and engaging way. Its one of the best animated movies of recent years.