Manchester By The Sea

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This is funnier that Toni Erdmann. Also, very sad. Beautifully acted. The fact that the camera is on Affleck is in every scene, pretty much the only reason to single him out. Everyone in it is great.

Written by Tony Kiernan

01 March 2017 at 3:29 pm

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Toni Erdmann

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“A 2.5 hour german comedy!!” Everyone opined. How could such a thing be imaginable? Is it? This might be the saddest movie I’ve seen in a long time. It is good. Very good. But sad…

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28 February 2017 at 3:29 pm

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Zero III

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Lithuanian political crime thriller comedy. Dunno if its third in a trilogy or not (there do exist Zero and Zero II by the same director), but it really didn’t matter. Quite good raucous fun. An 18 comedy.  As broad as that is rare these days

Written by Tony Kiernan

20 February 2017 at 6:42 pm

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The Lego Batman Movie

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I’ll be chaitable; best Batman movie since Begins. (The charity being to the latter.)

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13 February 2017 at 11:48 am

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Gold

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McConaughey got slightly fleshed out and wore a bald cap for this. That’s abput it. It thinks it’s the Wolf of the Sierra Madre. It’s not. But, that’s a terrible idea ahyhoo.

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10 February 2017 at 11:45 am

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Denial

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There’s a point in this film where a piece of barbed wire in Auschwitz, literally, sheds a tear. Which kinda sums up everything that’s wrong with it. Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson, and even Andrew Scott are far too good for this trite, pedestrian, telling of a really damn important story.

Written by Tony Kiernan

03 February 2017 at 11:41 am

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Split

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Trashy exploitation flick, posturing as a study in mental health. And, a right old bag of nonsense it is too. Rather enjoyable.

Written by Tony Kiernan

30 January 2017 at 2:07 pm

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