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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    ★★½ Watched 22 Jan, 2016

    Eh...it's not bad, just really stupid. But entertainingly so at times.

  • Chi-Raq

    Chi-Raq 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Jan, 2016

    It's a big shambling mess of a movie, but the vitality and the urgency of the narrative really helped to smooth over some of the rough patches. Also, the performances are pretty great across the board, but Teyonah Parris deserves special mention; she anchors the film with a powerful star-making performance, and just captivates every single time she's on screen. All in all, I kinda loved it, and I think it might be Lee's best since Do the Right Thing.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★ Watched 08 Aug, 2015

    I'm so conflicted by this movie; on the one hand, Simmons delivers a great performance (seriously, he totally deserved that Oscar) and the direction is top notch (I never imagined watching people play music could be quite so thrilling). On the other hand, I just can't get on board with the film's pro-bullying message. So yeah...I admire it in a lot of ways, but I don't think I liked it very much.

  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★½ Watched 16 Jul, 2015

    Not bad, but this movie is far more impressed with itself than I could ever be.