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  • Memento

    Memento

    ★★

    Hmm, this is my second time around with this film and I feel exactly the same way about it as the first.

    An intellectual exercise, but lacking heart.

    On this viewing, to me, it recalled Suture, but was not served well by that comparison.

  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★★

    Just writing down a few characters or scenarios that I hope will be referenced in the third series of the TV show due to debut later this month. I don't necessarily need anything explaining in the new series, I'd just like some more. I've also mentioned the likelihood of these strands/characters returning based on the crumbs of information that have been released so far - a seemingly comprehensive cast list and very minimal teaser trailers.

    Agents Chester Desmond and Sam…

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★½

    If we are to take some of the character's feelings as representing the filmmaker's view, there were some attitudes that came through this film that I couldn't go along with. Although as a satire it avoids overtly stating anything and so invokes the shield of plausible deniability.

    They are as follows:

    - Theatre is better and more worthy than film.
    I find the theatre to be a great workshop for actors but the results have never impressed me as much…

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm not so concerned about reboots, remakes or sequels as they don't take away from other versions, but could potentially add a new spin on a good story. So with that in mind, I watched 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and had a good time. Most of the time.

    The early school scenes had a lightness of touch in the dialogue and performances that was charming, but the contrivances of the story were pretty tough to take. The Lizard and Spider-Man made…