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  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    ★★★★½

    Oldboy is one of those movies that you do not really watch, it is a movie you experience. The less said about this movie the better off for the viewer. When I saw it for the first time I knew nothing about it other than my vegetarian friends had warned me that there was a terrible sequence of a live octopus being eaten by the main character.

    Their warning, in hindsight, was tepid nonsense. In the end this scene was…

  • TWA Flight 800

    TWA Flight 800

    ★★★½

    The truth is that this movie delivers exactly what it promises. The film goes through the crash, the investigation and the cover up. There are literally hundreds of movies that follow this format, I know because I am addicted them-good or bad-, and this one is better than many in terms of its evidence.

    The argument laid out is complicated, too much so to go in to here. Suffice it to say that the official story of why this plane…

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  • About Time

    About Time

    ★★★★

    This movie surprised me numerous times. Based on the preview and the pedigree I definitely had expectations of what this movie would be. Not all of these expectations were bad as I have enjoyed some of Richard Curtis's work (Pirate Radio, Love Actually) before. Conversely I have wanted to walk out some other things he has been involved with (Notting Hill and Bridget Jones's Diary).

    This movie definitely belongs in the good column. The movie's story takes twists and turns…

  • Robot & Frank

    Robot & Frank

    ★★★★

    Technology often gets a bad rap in movies. It has been the genesis of many unforseen consequences, violence and it has been known to cause the occasional apocalypse but is it really all that bad? Aside from the Terminator robots and nuclear issues technology has sometimes been man's friend.

    Frank, a retired cat burglar who has dementia, is given a robot, who does not have a name, to help care for him. What ensues is a surprising and touching buddy…