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  • Pompo the Cinephile

    ★★½

  • Jaws 2

    ★★★½

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  • The Duke of Burgundy

    ★★★

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  • Pompo the Cinephile

    Pompo the Cinephile

    ★★½

    Living in Japan, I have a chance to see some Japanese films but sometimes they don’t have English subtitles. This is one of those times.

    Now, before I proceed, I should state that I can understand some Japanese but I’m certainly not fluent. However, from time to time, it is fun to test my Japanese skills. Anyway, I gave this a look and it starts out really energetic. Pompo is so cute. She’s the best part of the film. Unfortunately,…

  • Jaws 2

    Jaws 2

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I love “Jaws” but I’ve never really had all that much interest in the other films in the franchise. Recently, I heard that the second film isn’t so bad so I decided to check it out. OK, I’m done watching and it’s like going back in time. We’re back at Amity Island and except for Richard Dreyfuss, the gang’s all here. It’s a huge blast of nostalgia. The film starts out and the pacing feels a bit slow but then…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

    A rare occurrence... I actually read this book before seeing the movie. In this case, I think it would've been best if I hadn't read the book first. ...no surprises in this one for me. ...well made. ...felt a bit like a tv show at times but a good movie nevertheless.

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★★★½

    I really like this movie. It’s so whacky (and yet, it’s treated so seriously). There’re octopus monsters, decapitations, giants, androids, re-animated heads (and corpses), aliens and some really great actors. The first time I saw it, I was blown away and immediately watched it again. This is my third time to see it and OK, it doesn’t get better with repeated viewings but it’s still a wild ride. Yeah, sure most of the character’s actions don’t make any sense (aka…