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  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    ★★★★★

    A spectacularly good movie. Watching this time, I was struck by how sympathetic Buddy is in many respects. His methods are unforgivable but his basic complaint that superheroes are arrogant and dangerous to non-superhumans rang uncomfortably true for me.

  • Iverson

    Iverson

    ★★★

    The production work is amateurish and the second half feels half-baked as Iverson's entire career is crammed in to what feels like 30 minutes. A good, but not great, documentary about the life of one of the NBA's least understood characters.

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  • GoldenEye

    GoldenEye

    ★★★

    The older I get and the more times I see this, the less I like it. Perhaps it was never as good as I first thought and it was merely the sheen of seeing my first Bond on the big screen. Or maybe in the shadow of the Craig Bond movies, you can see what they were going for but also how far they were for achieving it.

    There are still some brilliant set pieces. The opening mission is as…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

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

    I finished the film feeling... complicated. I was gripped throughout and loved all of the performances. But I was nagged constantly by the question of what responsibility, if any, a movie has to the societal context in which it is made? In a society where women who are the victims of domestic violence face an incredible struggle does a movie, or any creative work, have a duty to keep this in mind when telling a story where the 'victim' turns out to be a psychopath?