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Nov 14

Cloud Atlas ★★★★☆ -

If you can follow six essentially unrelated story lines from decades or hundreds of years apart while they are revealed in sometimes very short bursts before switching randomly to one of the other story lines, and you’re willing to give up any preconception that a main character played by any given actor in one story line has any relationship or “good-guy/bad-guy” correlation to that actor’s character in other story lines, then this is a kind of fun movie. If you challenge yourself to try to recognize all of the main actor’s characters in each story line, then it might even be a good drinking game.

I enjoyed the movie, and agree with what I think its main messages are (because it’s hard to avoid feeling that the movie’s story does have a message). But I have to admit that, being old and crotchety as I am, I almost felt dizzy trying to track the stories at one point near the middle of the movie where the scenes switched from era to era with maybe a sentence worth of dialog in each.

Nov 11

Top of the Lake ★★★☆☆ -

"Insanely beautiful scenery" sounds like a cliché or exaggeration, but the scenery in Top of the Lake is amazing and jaw-droppingly rugged at times.

And perhaps living within and around such rugged beauty produces some kind of mental pressure, because the vast majority of characters portrayed in this mystery are seriously dysfunctional.

Not that I have New Zealand travel plans, but I would really think hard before spending much time in any small towns there after watching this.

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Oct 24

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Daisy and her Eyore toy. She likes to use it as a pillow.

Daisy and her Eyore toy. She likes to use it as a pillow.

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