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  • The End of the Tour

    The End of the Tour 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 22 Aug, 2015

    "The End of the Tour" serves as a portrait of an artist, the artist being David Foster Wallace. Jason Segel is revelatory as the troubled writer seeking something pure and spiritual. He gives one of the best performances of the year. He's a gentle giant who could lash out at any moment, but Segel give an understated performance that invites the audience into his headspace. Jesse Eisenberg is also terrific as Dave Lipsky, the Rolling Stone journalist who struggles with…

  • Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 15 Aug, 2015

    When I was watching "Straight Outta Compton", there was a scene that stood out to me. NWA was arrested in Detroit for playing "Fuck Tha Police." So instead of playing that song while they are loaded into the SWAT van, the soundtrack changes into an orchestral score. I mean, you're doing a movie about one of the most groundbreaking rap groups and you don't even use the band's songs unless they are performing? It's always one of the things that…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    (Let's see If I can go through this whole interview without mentioning a 1968 science fiction masterpiece by name.)

    Christopher Nolan is one of the most ambitious directors working today in Hollywood. His themes are ambitious. His stories are ambitious. His vision is ambitious Hell, even his tracking shots are ambitious. After a while though, his films could start to feel the same. What makes Interstellar stand out from his other films is the (not so strong) emotional journey.

    The…

  • Gravity

    Gravity 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 04 Oct, 2013 1

    Movies and magic go hand in hand. The best magic trick is where you doesn't question how the trick was pulled off, but how awe inspired you are. The same goes for movies. Méliès was, after all, a magician turned filmmaker who used many of his tricks to create special effects for his films (You've all seen Hugo).

    Alfonso Cuaron is not a Director, but a Magician and Gravity pulls of a spectacular and emotional trick.

    The visual effects are…