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Anomalisa

Viewed: 24 December 2016
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Itís a tough nut to crack. There is the obvious, then there is more?


Orange Sunshine

Viewed: 05 December 2016
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Orange Sunshine is about a commune in Laguna Beach which became the largest psychedelic smuggling operation in the world during the 1960s. The documentary is well made, with good interviews and recreations. It lacks a variety of perspective, being told almost exclusively by surviving members of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love. Still, it is a interesting peak into a time and place, with some crazy stories.


Spectre

Viewed: 26 November 2016
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Spectre is entertaining, and rollicking, and everything you want from a James Bond film. It is among the better of the Daniel Craig era, though still in the shadow of Casino Royal.


Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Viewed: 25 November 2016
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A clever, engaging story, poorly directed.


Closely Watched Trains

Viewed: 26 October 2016
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Everything about it, the story, the performances, the setting, is just a perfect sweet little film. A perfect sweet little film about premature ejaculation, sabotage, and war.


Ex Machina

Viewed: 22 September 2016
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Interesting, foreboding, Oscar Isaacs's performance is most of that. The film is slow at times, leading to impending doom. When the doom arrives, the film ends on a very dark note. The living will envy the dead.


The Big Short

Viewed: 28 August 2016
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The performances are worth watching. I did not care cinematography. I did not care for the tone. I did not care for the editing. I did not care for the celebrity cameos. But I get it.


Spotlight

Viewed: 28 August 2016
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An extremely compelling and engaging story. It exceeds itís accolades.


The Secret Life Of Pets

Viewed: 27 July 2016
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Meh. Not much to write about. It could use less slapstick and far fewer gangs of animals; the party animals; the sewer animals; the apartment animals.


Look Whos Back

Viewed: 18 June 2016
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Hitler wakes up in contemporary Berlin and engages in man-on-the-street comedy. This film should be funnier and more potent then it is.


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