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  • The Burmese Harp

    The Burmese Harp

    ★★★★

    This is one of the more unusual war films I've ever seen - it's a little hard to encapsulate concisely, simply because it requires a lot of explanation on paper, even though it's actually fairly simply told.

    Suffice it to say, it's set right at the end of World War II and just after from the Japanese perspective, following a band of Japanese soldiers who surrender to the British when they find out the war is over. One Japanese soldier,…

  • The Patchwork Girl of Oz

    The Patchwork Girl of Oz

    ★★½

    The best thing about this was my 8yo joining me and being fascinated with everything in here - the cardboard box cat, the animals being people bent over in constumes, the rag-doll acrobatics of the patchwork girl....okay, I kind of love all that silliness, too.

    Here's how it entered my Flickchart:

    The Patchwork Girl of Oz < Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench
    The Patchwork Girl of Oz > Con Air
    The Patchwork Girl of Oz < Lilac Time
    The Patchwork Girl…

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  • The Black Imp

    The Black Imp

    ★★★

    Word to the wise, do NOT stay in an inn in a Melies film. Just don't do it. They're haunted 100% of the time. Even though these are pretty much all repeats of his earlier films, I still find them pretty funny and tend to give them a pass. This one gets an extra half star for the gag with the duplicating chairs, which I haven't seen before and was paced really effectively.

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    Brought Karina to see this; she’s seen it many times at home and is a big Star Wars fan, so this was a treat for both of us (I hadn’t seen it on a big screen before either). She was a champ, waiting in the standby line for two hours, and staying awake for the whole movie, which started after her normal bedtime. She thought the discussion with Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren, and Richard Edlund (sound and visual effects for…