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  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★

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

    Ok, this might be my only viewing of REVENGE OF THE SITH since seeing in cinema at release and I'd forgotten how much of a slog it is. I remembered it being grim and somewhat darker in its violence (Ani becomes DaVa and all that), hence we left the kids viewing until now. Far from being freaked out, however, they were actually frequently bored, which they haven't been in any of the others, old or new.

    It's disappointing because Lucas's…

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

    Was well pre-Letterboxd the last time I watched PULP FICTION, and it was just as satisfying in all its constituents parts as ever. With a lot of distance (and age), I appreciated the slightly somber undertone that runs beneath, and stitches together, all the excellently vignetted situational comedy. For example: Butch's desire to get out of the game on his own terms and his genuine longing for a father he never had a chance to know; Vincent's ambivalence towards a…

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  • Safety Not Guaranteed

    Safety Not Guaranteed

    ★★★★

    Excellent indie rom-com with more feel-good factor than I expected but it carries it well. Ostensibly a time-travel piece (genre flavour of the month!) the film's primary interest is in subverting mainstream rom-com tropes and character stereotypes; a goal which it achieves most admirably. Fun, funny, and possessed of an honest warmth lacking from many Hollywood productions of this nature, even the broad, physical comedy in this worked for me. Well worth seeing. Also, Aubrey Plaza...swoon.

  • Valhalla Rising

    Valhalla Rising

    ★½

    "Please take me seriously!"

    No.