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  • Grand Piano 2013

    ★★★★ Added

    Hitchcock meets Brian de Palma in this brisk and exciting thriller. The inspired direction and swift cinematography kept me on my toes as tension continually builds for 80 minutes. The first live-action film of 2014 I have seen that I would consider a great film.

  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★½ Added

    Clever, satirical pop-culture references abound in this charming animation that could only be thought up by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller. Deconstructing the very idea of an action blockbuster and child imagination, the sheer creativity of each set piece is both beautiful and mind-blowingly well put together. Rapid fire gags and meticulous details in the background make for a movie that I will be revisiting every year to come. The first "must see" movie of the year.

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  • Punch-Drunk Love 2002

    ★★★★★ Added

    I would love to see Adam Sandler return to offbeat comedies. Paul Thomas Anderson has written a role so tailor-made for's almost scary how perfect the writing is. The ambient, chaotic sounds that form the score encapsulates this crazy beautiful relationship perfectly. I need to watch this film again, immediately.

  • Dead Poets Society 1989

    ★★★★★ Added

    A great story filled with fantastic performances from Robin Williams and the students. The story is captivating, a bit depressing, but also inspiring. This movie is poetry on film. A powerful film that everyone needs to see. Carpe diem.