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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★

    Such a good bear.

  • Pearl Jam: Let's Play Two

    Pearl Jam: Let's Play Two

    ★★★★

    Not the straightforward concert film/sports highlight reel I was expecting, and all the better for it.

    Cubs fans in 2016 (and years prior) had all the reasons in the world to pack up and head for the greener pastures of teams with more successful histories. Similarly, Pearl Jam has had any number of points in their career (including the non-Vedder members' time in Mother Love Bone) where no one would have blamed them for calling it a day. Experience enough…

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    Rewatched as part of a forthcoming project. A small taste of that project is below...

    In its best forms, science fiction grants audiences a glimpse of what humanity could be. In the most optimistic view, it shows how collaboration and imagination can lead us to greatness. Conversely, it can also paint a picture where humanity’s baser instincts take hold and strip away any inclination toward fellowship. It’s the difference between Gene Roddenberry’s vision of Star Trek and the wastelands of…

  • The Martian

    The Martian

    ★★★★

    Autumn Rewatch Challenge: Rewatch a film starring one of your favorite actors or actresses. (Jessica Chastain). See my list here.

    The hardest part about rewatching this one was deciding which category it would fall under. Ridley Scott is one of my favorite directors (see also: the Blade Runner rewatch). I've been meaning to rewatch since...about 30 minutes after I left the theater on opening night two years ago. And then picking which of my favorite actors or actresses to highlight?…