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  • Hero




    whooh onomatopoeia ; sound made by swinging swords, arms, legs, and all forms of sticks or poles ( with, or without metal appendages )in martial arts movies. Sometimes associated with arrows. Usually repeated at least 3 times. whooh whooh whooh

    whowh onomatopoeia; sound made by magically flying protagonists and or antagonists, often found in the Wuxia sub-genre of martial arts films, as they hurl toward their enemy, often somersaulting during the approach. Often repeated at least twice, corresponding to…

  • The Four Times

    The Four Times


    After watching Le Quattro Volte it was early evening. I walked outside and pulled some small splits from our wood stack in preparation to build the evening fire. I brought them into the kitchen, laid them near the stove, and gathered some dry kindling like I always do.

    I opened the stove door, and delicately shoveled the top layer of fine ash and dust and carefully deposited it into the ash pail beside the stove like I always do. The…

Recent reviews

  • First Cow

    First Cow


    Lise and I started or tried to watch this more times than I can remember. Either tech difficulties, or some distraction kept us from it until now.

    I think Kelly Reichardt is my favourite indy director. All of her stories have such a feeling of authenticity. First Cow reminded me most of the first of hers I saw, Wendy and Lucy.

    Interesting watching this right after a long overdue rewatch of A Simple Plan, as it's at it's heart a similar morality tale.

    And now I'm craving biscuits!

  • A Simple Plan

    A Simple Plan


    It's great that this stood up for me after all these years.

    The ultimate morality tale about greed and comeuppance.

    Alas, a fairy tale.

Popular reviews

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel


    Two Hundred And Twenty Five Million Dollars.

    The budget for this turd was Two Hundred And Twenty Five MILLION dollars.

    What else would this sum buy you? I checked; a random search for 2014 / 2013 favourites lists here on LB. I looked at 30 or so, and picked out what I saw as peoples favourites.

    Under the Skin $16M
    Boyhood $2.4M
    Only Lovers Left Alive $7M
    Grand Budapest Hotel $31M
    Her $23M
    12 Years a Slave $20M

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut


    I vividly remember seeing Eyes Wide Shut for the first time. It was opening day back in 1999. I went in with a mixture of anticipation and sadness. Anticipation because Kubrick had pronounced this to be the best film he’s ever made. Sadness because I knew it was the last time I would see a Kubrick for the first time.

    After the show was finished, my friend and I walked to a café. We barely spoke about it. I was…