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  • Val

    ★★★★

  • Long Story Short

    ★★★

  • Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★★

  • Stuber

    ★★★★

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  • The Rental

    The Rental

    ★★★★

    There's something a little sinister afoot concerning the weekend get-away house our two couples end up staying at, but I was much more interested in the coupling drama of secrets between them.
    It's not entirely related but it reminded me when we had some friends over recently, where the conversations weren't that engaging for me personally, so I jumped at the chance to go put our son to sleep in order to get away from playing host for a bit.…

  • Brazil

    Brazil

    I don't get the obsession with aspiring to have all pubic hair removed, like it's a must or a necessity. Every once in a while, sure, but as a permanent fixture?

    I will never relate to guys that feign to be repulsed of a woman's bush - maybe they find it intimidating, or a thing of unimaginable terror. Which is an extreme supposition layered in hypocrisy. Because most men don't take the same stance when it comes to their own…

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  • Val

    Val

    ★★★★

    I wasn't all that familiar with Val Kilmer's throat cancer. Unfortunately, I hadn't seen him in anything from the last few years and so I was largely unaware of his image and speech impairment as a result of the cancer treatment.
    At least he's still with us and still keeping busy; both with writing, painting, as well as the odd acting role.

    This very personal insight of an actor, a creative, a lover of arts, a man with a passion…

  • Long Story Short

    Long Story Short

    ★★★

    I do enjoy concepts such as this - man keeps jumping forwards in time (a year in this case) for just a few minutes at a time. It falls into the speculative fiction novels I often like to read. But how well it can be portrayed on film is another matter.
    It's not quite like repeating the same day over and over again, though Groundhog Day is referenced at least twice by the main lead, as a means of trying to…

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  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★★

    All these years I assumed Apocalypse Now was simply another war movie, a harrowing depiction of warfare, in Vietnam or anywhere, and to a degree, it is that, but it's also so much more than I anticipated.
    After watching various war related films over 4 decades, I thought none of them could surprise me anymore. The best I can hope for these days is a genuine portrayal of what it's like to be in combat and plenty of realistic on-screen…

  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★★

    Watching this with company straight after Death to 2021 was oddly fitting.
    I enjoyed every minute of this overlong satire, despite it only focusing on the US as the only nation that seemed to care (or not care!) about an impending 'planet killer' comet.
    Certainly an exaggeration of the times we live in, though we've seen enough over the last few years to agree that some things are stranger than fiction.

    I'll admit that my enjoyment was elevated with the…