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  • Mike Birbiglia: What I Should Have Said Was Nothing

    Mike Birbiglia: What I Should Have Said Was Nothing

    ★★★

    Not as good as Mike Birbiglia's later specials, where I feel he really nails the art of lucid, comedic storytelling with poignancy. Still funny, and I had a laugh though...

  • Burnt

    Burnt

    ★★★

    Burnt has delicious cinematography, but is bitter to taste, when you realise that it has little more to contribute than opulence, decadence and waste whilst it props up the values of a neo-capitalist, consumer driven, status-driven, self-important society.

    Then again, it could just be that this is a film about the preparation of food, and as I'm not a foodie, I'm missing the point...

    Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) was once a top chef in Paris until drugs and alcohol led…

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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

    A sweet coming-of-age tale about the innocent love of a 12-year-old couple, Suzie and Sam. Chasing them, in an attempt to separate the innocent lovers: a scout troupe led by Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton), the island policeman (Bruce Willis) and Suzie's unhappy lawyer parents (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand).

    The brilliance of this story lies in its simplicity, and while the style might not be for everyone, I absolutely ate it up. It's funny, it awkward and its pretty.…

  • Texas Chainsaw 3D

    Texas Chainsaw 3D

    Urgh, what did I just put myself through?

    So, the events are after the 70s film, and Heather is in her 20s? What? So, the film is set in the 90s, even though everyone has smart phones? What? If it's contemporary, like I suspect it is, that makes Heather like 40... what!?

    The mayor tells the police what to do and gives them orders? What? So, what about 'separation of powers'? The cops turn a blind eye to murder? What?…