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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 Sandler..it'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.

  • Life of Pi 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 2

    It has been quite some time that a movie has truly blown me away on multiple levels. Life of Pi is a reminder of the power of cinema. A beautiful film with the best visuals I have seen since Avatar, but where Avatar was lacking, Life of Pi succeeds. The visuals are not the only component of this breathtaking film. The story is an emotional ride with a great message. The score is haunting and wonderfully composed to each scene…