Transmission Rory

Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I got on this platform.

Favorite films

  • The Big Lebowski
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Triplets of Belleville
  • Apocalypse Now

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  • Adaptation.

    ★★★★★

  • The Road to El Dorado

    ★★★½

  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop

    ★½

  • The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

    ★★½

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  • Adaptation.

    Adaptation.

    ★★★★★

    In life, some things go great together: Jam & Cream, Curry & Chips, Bacardi & Coke. Same applies to the creative field, certain artists work well together. In today’s case, Charlie Kaufman & Spike Jonze. After watching their film debut (Being John Malkovich), I decided to follow it up with their next collaboration; Adaptation. I was thoroughly impressed by what I saw, nearly deeming it my favourite Kaufman film. But does it hold up on a second viewing?

    What are the positives?

    The genius…

  • The Road to El Dorado

    The Road to El Dorado

    ★★★½

    The early 2000s was an interesting time for animation. With the release of Toy Story, the industry was changed forever, with audiences and studios hungry for more 3D animation. Traditional was still being done, but it wasn’t drawing in the numbers (No pun intended) that Pixar was pulling. The new gun in town, Dreamworks, had only one CG animated film to their name; Antz. Then there was the financially successful but forgotten masterpiece The Prince of Egypt, and today’s film;…

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  • Music

    Music

    I'm divulging a bit of a personal thing, but it’s relevant to the film I’m reviewing today. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, a condition on the autism spectrum. I was diagnosed as a kid and told about my condition at 8 years old. I don’t talk about it much since it’s not something that’s on my mind 24/7. It’s not something that solely defines me as a person, I like people to see me as more than a social condition.
    In…

  • Bad Santa

    Bad Santa

    ★★★

    Bad Santa was one of those flicks I was forbidden to see as a kid. For some unexplained reason, my mother didn’t want me to ever see this film. Years later, I asked why. She said she was afraid it would reveal the truth about Santa Claus. Out of all the reasons for children not to watch this film, this was the one she was afraid of?
    It’s one of those flicks that was a big hit when it came…