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> All details of Oscar wins and nominations: Pox Voldius
> All reviews with star-ratings: Eric Vandenberg (see Eric's explanation of his star ratings)
> Pox and Eric will be specifically credited where there would be any ambiguity without doing so.
> All other contributors will be credited at the end of their review.
> If others wish to mention Oscar awards or give a star rating, please feel free to do so. You will be clearly credited for your review.
Another Forever (2016) 2.0 stars
Well acted, very slow paced, grief drama. Some nice shots of Amsterdam.
Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory (2014) 2.5 stars
Well paced, interesting documentary about music's effect on aging.
Liberal Arts (2012) 3.5 stars
Well acted and paced, romantic drama.
No Tears for the Dead (2014) 3.5 stars
Well acted, fairly well paced, Korean action crime drama.
Skating to NY (2013) 2.5 stars
Fairly well acted and paced, Canadian friendship / adventure drama.
Undecided: The Movie (2016) 2.5 stars
Well acted and paced, political mockumentary.
That’s Not Us (2015) 2.5 stars
Well acted, fairly well paced, relationship dramedy.
GMO OMG (2013) 2.5 stars
Well paced, interesting documentary about food manipulation.
A Brony Tale (2014) 2.5 stars
Well paced, interesting, fan documentary.
Kung Fury (2015)
There are batshit-crazy homages to '80s action films, and then there's KUNG FURY—a 30-minute slice of gleeful insanity that. . .combines kung-fu, dinosaurs, Adolf Hitler, killer video games, bad synth riffs, and, for good measure, Viking women with machine guns. Oh, and it was made in Sweden. Glad I caught this one before canceling next month! [Editor's note: This review is from a couple years ago.]
— David Speranza, October 24, 2015
Fairly well acted, well paced, silly, 30 min. time-travel / martial arts / comedy action adventure. Fairly good sfx; some of the action scenes looked like Atari. 3.5 stars — Eric Vandenberg, October 8, 2017
[Editor's note: Review was written when film had just arrived.] NF just added Minions. Banana! Fun for the whole family. (And you don't need to have seen the Despicable Me films to be able to follow the story.)
— Pox Voldius, April 24, 2016
Well voiced and paced, animated adventure prequel. Choice of background music was disconcerting.
3.5 stars — Eric Vandenberg, October 11, 2017
The Magic of Belle Isle (2012) 3.5 stars
Well acted and paced, feel-good relationship dramedy. Strong supporting cast.
August: Osage County (2014)
2 Oscar noms
Actress in a Leading Role (Meryl Streep)
Actress in a Supporting Role (Julia Roberts)
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) 4.0 stars
Well voiced and paced, highly amusing, animated children's relationship adventure comedy. Strong supporting cast.
Laid - 12 Episodes, ~25 min. each (2011-12) 3.0 stars
Well acted and paced, Australian dark comedy. I didn't understand the odd word, due to the heavy Australian accents, but I found it quite amusing. Quality was maintained throughout all 12 episodes.
Woody Allen: A Documentary - 2 Parts (2011) 2.5 stars
Well paced biography; good mix of interviews and film footage.
Eric's star system and review process"I use the Videohound rating system out of 4 stars.
> Essentially, 1.5 or less, I do not consider to be worth watching for anyone.
> 2 stars may be greater enjoyment for others than what I derived from it.
> 2.5 is competent.
> 3.0 or more is very enjoyable.
The most important factors for me are acting and pacing."
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