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  • The Prince & Me

    The Prince & Me 2004

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Jun, 2016

    A surprisingly solid, light-toned romantic drama, Martha Coolidge's "The Prince & Me" offers an engaging experience that rarely falls victim to cliches that may have marred its appeal. A contemporary almost-fairy tale, the film is delivered with memorable grace and charm.

    Revolving around Julia Stiles' American college student who finds herself pursued by a literal prince, "The Prince & Me" follows the two on the slow-developing eventual romance. Part fish-out-of-water story, part modern royal fantasty, the narrative musters all of its elements…

  • Superstar

    Superstar 1999

    ★★★ Rewatched 26 Jun, 2016

    "Superstar," the big-screen adaptation of the adventures of Saturday Night Live's Mary Katherine Gallagher, is a goofy, eye-roll inducing comedy whose upbeat spirit makes it, at least, somewhat watchable. Starring the Molly Shannon as the awkward and irrepressible Catholic school girl, the good-natured comedy may take some patience to fully endure, but it provides its fair share of fun.

    Bruce McCulloch's film, detailing the romance and talent show-related trials and tribulations of SNL's teenaged queen of clumsy, is a silly,…

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  • Inception

    Inception 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 08 Jul, 2012 37

    "Inception," at its most basic, is two things. It is a heist film dressed in science fiction conventions; and it is a study of a man trying to free himself from a near-suffocating past. "Inception," at its more complex, is a cerebral pop-masterpiece. It is an enthralling combination of thought-provoking, layered story-telling and sumptuous aesthetics enhanced by near-flawless editing, sound design, effects, and musical score. Driven by a pitch-perfect cast and the confident directorial hand of Christopher Nolan, "Inception" is a brilliant and unrivaled piece of filmmaking.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Apr, 2015 25

    "Whiplash," Damien Chazelle's 107-minute-long ode to mentors, musicians, and motivation, is a taut and mesmerizing piece of filmmaking. A quick-moving and engrossing drama that explores the roles of teacher and learner, parent and child, Chazelle builds a film that brims with energy and emotion, bursts with authentic character beats, and soars with a percussive and narrative brilliance.
    With its powerful performances, crackling direction, and riveting story, "Whiplash" is a truly great piece of work.

    Chazelle's story is built around Miles…