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  • Blade Runner
  • Dreams of a Life
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Videodrome

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  • The Wave

    ★★★

  • Scrooged

    ★★★

  • The Polar Express

    ★½

  • The Blue Dahlia

    ★★★½

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  • The Wave

    The Wave

    ★★★

    A good disaster movie but a bit overhyped. With the tagline "It was only a matter of time", you know more or less what you are in for. Despite the lack of surprise, the action sequences are believable and suspenseful. Especially tense during the last act. Wish the cast weren't so bland but I did end up caring about them eventually. You have to wonder why anyone would build a hotel at that location? Comparisons can be drawn to the…

  • Scrooged

    Scrooged

    ★★★

    A modern adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Bill Murray at his sardonic, quotable best. Karen Allen’s ear to ear smile and big eyes are something you never forget. Memorable too, a drunken, dark rendering of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by Bobcat Goldthwait.

    Reminded me of the satirized 80s corporate world in American Psycho. Just without the murders and a christmassy message instead.

    I disliked the dated scenes when the Ghost of Christmas Present attacks Frank, even…

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  • Minority Report

    Minority Report

    ★★★★

    Recommended by KJ


    Sci-fi action mystery-thriller. I remember when I saw the movie back in 2002 at the cinema a person sitting behind me commented out loud “Spielberg?” during the end credits. I can see where he was coming from as it’s darker than Spielberg’s typically sentimental approach, and could have been directed by another filmmaker.

    A Hitchcockian ‘man on the run’ story set in the year 2054, loosely based on the 1956 short story "The Minority Report" by Philip…

  • The Polar Express

    The Polar Express

    ★½

    The idea of travelling to the North Pole by train is probably what many kids dream of. Will be remembered for the digital effects, a computer animated Tom Hanks train conductor, voiced by himself. Unfortunately, there isn’t a proper story, with low stakes. The whole thing could have been told in 30 minutes. A few incidents occur on the journey, such as stumbling on Santa's production line, but the story doesn’t feel important enough to make a movie of. Why…