DirkH

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  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★★

    2020 has been a hard year. Obviously. The world's in turmoil and I'm sure many of you have had your own personal tragedies in a year where we probably should have come a whole lot closer than we actually did (not too close, socially distancing appropriately).

    For me, 2020 was incredibly tough, for many reasons I won't go into. What I will do is highlight one particular aspect that resonates through daily life to this very day. I am a…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★½

    It's not that it's bad, it's just that it's like The Mehdator by Shane Beige.

    I don't like that because through the veil of forced and misguided 80s/90s pastiche actual good stuff sometimes shines through.

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  • Frozen

    Frozen

    ★★★

    Daughter 1: Daddy, can we watch Frozen?

    Me: Sure thing, honey. Does your brother want to watch as well?

    Son: What's it about?

    Daughter 1: Oh it's about princesses and true love!

    Son - blank stare-

    Daughter: and there's a snow monster.

    Son: Let's roll.

    -movie finishes, Daughter 1 is blaring Let it Go at the top of her lungs-

    Me: What'd you think, buddy?

    -Son gives me a look-

    Me: C'mon, wasn't that bad was it?

    Son (these are…

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★★

    I love the stupidity of holding on to what has moved on.

    I love the smallness of the biggest emotion we know.

    I love the pain that doesn't seem to leave but you know somehow it will.

    I love seeing love.

    And I love how Wong Kar-Wai manages to capture all of the above and mold it into a piece of visual poetry, instilled with the melancholy, pain, joy, frivolity and promise our species' most powerful four letter word possesses.…