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  • The English Patient

    The English Patient

    ★★★★★

    "I'll always go back to that church, and look at my paintings."
    "I'll always go back to that church."
    "One day we'll meet."

    "Read me to sleep."

    Dissecting this movie in any way seems to go against what I believe is its whole point… it's a movie I've generally just let wash over me in the past without really thinking what it's about, just that it really moved me in ways no other movie did, and that's probably the way…

  • Dreams of a Life

    Dreams of a Life

    ★★½

    It's taken me years to get around to seeing this because, despite how interesting it sounded, the synopsis alone was enough to depress the f**k out of me. I'm painfully aware of how long it would take for anyone to notice sometimes were I to suddenly die in my sleep or something - if it can happen to someone as apparently vivacious as Joyce then it's practically just a matter of "when" for someone like me.

    Honestly, I'm not sure…

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  • Babes In Toyland

    Babes In Toyland

    ★★½

    "Just what exactly are the charges?"
    "Suspicion of Grand Cookie Larceny!"

    "I guess I'm immune cos I'm from… Cincinnati!"

    I went for the lower quality, longer version of this and regretted it about an hour in. I'm always so swung by the image of Drew Barrymore in her red and blue dress that I remember liking it more than I ever did. It's fairly well-designed and everything but musically never rises above all those Cannon Movie Tales and (especially in…

  • Christmas Snow

    Christmas Snow

    ★★★

    At less than an hour this could easily have been longer to better flesh out a number of story threads that get pushed aside for the main thing, which concerns a widow with two adopted children who decides to do the "right thing" and help the old Scrooge-type threatening to close her candy store when he goes missing. It's just really comforting, old-timey, slightly different, and not overly simplified (Sid Caesar's character isn't all-out bad - just old, really -…

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  • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

    The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

    ★★★★★

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

    Someone reminded me how much I love this film today (it doesn't take much really) n I figured I should explain here since it's in my 4 favourites… this is just a copy paste of a review I wrote last year when it came out on blu-ray…

    The Little Mermaid II is honestly turning into one of my favourite movies in a very serious way. There are too many abominable reviews of it out there and I've been meaning to…

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★★

    "Some of us just decided to do something about it."

    Like Episode 7 had Luke, Leia and Han etc, this too has a gimmick I can't even begin to talk about yet, but which was enough to have me doubting my first impression since it was so distractingly joyous. Let's just say the uncanny valley has been thoroughly breached with this movie... if only for technical reasons, I'm sure this thing has profound value as to where it stands in…