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  • Maps to the Stars

    Maps to the Stars 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Mar, 2015

    Maps to the Stars is a sharp and cold satire about the shallowness of Hollywood and a funny look on the lives of some truly horrible people. I didn't quite warm up to it, but I won't argue that it isn't entertaining. The greatest part of the film is the acting. Julianne Moore completely steals the show but Mia Wasikowska and Evan Bird are quite excellent, too.

  • Mary and Max

    Mary and Max 2009

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Mar, 2015

    This one caught me by surprise. Mary and Max is a darkly beautiful little movie about friendship that manages to be sad, funny, heartbreaking and heartwarming, sometimes all at once. Great animation, wonderful story and brilliant music choices. And yes, there were tears. Dammit!

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jan, 2014 9

    A classic. One of the greatest westerns of all time. One of the coolest films ever made.

    The last thirty minutes are just out of this world...

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 08 Jan, 2015

    What a wonderful rewatch. I always enjoyed the story, which is fast-paced and constantly amusing, but this time I was more invested in the characters and found the ending more moving than I did the first time around. I like Wes Anderson's visual style and Robert Yeoman's camerawork very much in this one, and the dialogue is fantastic. Ralph Fiennes is great, and I think M. Gustave is his finest role in years. This is my favorite Wes Anderson film so far. Easily.