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  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    The first movie I remember watching, one of my earliest memories, is Star Wars in a theatre. I'm not sure when it was, but it was before The Empire Strikes Back came out (I remember seeing that in the theatre as well), which would make it either 1979 or 1980. I've always thought it was in the spring, on my birthday, because my parents gave me a Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot action figure before the movie. But the movie was…

  • Liu yue xin niang

    Liu yue xin niang

    ★★★½

    Totally pleasant romantic comedy starring Grace Chang. The plot resembles nothing so much as an Astaire-Rogers film, except it's weirdly lacking in musical numbers: only one in fact, though that one is nice. Consequently, Chang doesn't get much to do, outside the one song, her only really good scene is one where she gets drunk. Instead, the standout performance comes from Roy Chiao (the supernatural monk from A Touch of Zen), as a hulking drunk sailor with a deceptively quick…

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  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★★

    I don't know what to make of a world that rejects this and adores every Marvel movie. Things don't make sense to me.

  • The Theory of Everything

    The Theory of Everything

    ★½

    Undecided as to which is more offensive:

    1. The implication that Hawking's work can only be understood, or even be relevant to us, an audience of normal dumb people, in how it validates or invalidates our concept of God.

    2. The depiction of infidelity in which Jane's is fraught and melodramatic, to the point that mere knocking on another man's tent causes her husband to collapse into coma and never speak again (someone should do the math on this causality…