Monthly Archives: February 2016

Jeff VanderMeer – Annihilation (2014)

8.5/10 Annihilation follows the 12th expedition into Area X, a strange zone along the American coast where inexplicable events happen. We follow one of the four members of the expedition, a woman known to us only as the biologist. All … Continue reading

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The Garden of Words (2013)

8/10 The Garden of Words might very well be visually the most beautiful animated movie ever made. Every frame could be a stunning background. You could pause the movie at any random time and stare at the whole frame before … Continue reading

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Interstellar (2014) revisited

I saw this movie only once, in IMAX 3D, and like many I was blown away by the visuals and sound. Almost three hours went by in a haze and I laughed and cried (I did). As I walked out, … Continue reading

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Becky Chambers – The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (2015)

7.5/10 A roadtrip story, through spaaaace, that doesn’t go anywhere fast. But it is filled with cuteness. The story follows Rosemary Harper, a newbie clerk and student of alien languages. She is sent to the ship Wayfarer, a rough patchwork … Continue reading

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Hail, Ceasar! (2016) review

8/10 That was great! I really, really liked this movie. This review is going to be a bit explain-y. It got a lukewarm welcome from the public and press, but I think that it is already underrated. It combines the … Continue reading

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Henry Kissinger – World Order (2014)

Kissinger attempts to characterize the history and psychology of whole continents. Very informative, but uneven. A lofty title. Kissinger starts out with an explanation of what he means by world order. He sounds very academic and it doesn’t make for … Continue reading

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Spotlight (2015)

  8/10 A small team of journalists of the Boston Globe, Spotlight, investigates the abuse of kids by a catholic priest. The new editor who was brought in to stimulate the newspaper demands that they expand their investigation, and the … Continue reading

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Millennium Actress (2001)

8.5/10 Millennium Actress is a story filled to the brim with emotion and touched me very personally. It tells the life story of the woman Chiyoko. She’s old now, but throughout her life she has been a successful actress. We … Continue reading

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The Mist (2007)

7.5/10 A small village hides out in a supermarket while a mysterious mist envelops the building, and harbors monsters. This is one of those incredibly divisive movies – people love it or hate it – and it all has to … Continue reading

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Mary and Max (2009)

8/10 Mary Dinkle is an introverted single child, not particularly bright or pretty, and growing up in some forgotten trashy suburb in Australia. Her father works in a tea-bag factory and her mother sees sherry as an essential ingredient in … Continue reading

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