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  • Fury 2014

    ★★★ Watched 23 Oct, 2014

    Fury has some really good scenes, some relatively unique set-pieces and amazing performances to prop itself up on. Unfortunately, it also succumbs to a lot of war-film cliché, muddy character arcs and a level of uncertainty of what it wants to say about the war it's depicting and the characters caught in the middle of it. There is also an intense level of violence, which at first was actually quite affecting and shocking. You got the sense that you were…

  • Son of a Gun 2014

    ★★★ Watched 07 Oct, 2014

    Son of a Gun has a very serviceable story, an interesting tale of a young man desperately seeking a father-figure and getting himself embroiled into a life of crime. Brenton Thwaites and Ewan McGregor play off of each other wonderfully and both men give fantastic performances with what they are given. Unfortunately, the story is a little too run of the mill with almost no twists, turns or intrigue. The end attempts this, but ultimately it ends up a little…

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  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Oct, 2014

    It’s hard to fully review a film like David Fincher’s Gone Girl. The plot and story of the film are steeped in such mystery that even the slightest hints of what happen could completely spoil the story for you. That is, unless you’ve read the book by Gillian Flynn (who doubles as the film’s screenwriter) but let’s face it, who reads books anymore? So, in the sport of leaving your mysteries mysterious I am going to be as precise as…

  • Short Term 12 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 22 Oct, 2014

    Such a beautiful, real and visceral film. A wonderful representation of what it's like to be a flawed human being. Sure, the kids in here have had some horrible stuff happen to them, but I feel anyone who's been a teenager can find something to connect to here. Brie Larson glues everything together here with a stellar performance and is just magnificent. I can't wait to see more meaty roles like this from her.