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  • Song of the Sea

    Song of the Sea 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Aug, 2015

    An absolutely beautiful film that feels like the perfect mixture of Neil Gaiman and Hayao Miyazaki. I realize that's not everyone's cup of tea, but it's right up my alley.

  • 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.

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  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★½ Watched 16 Jul, 2015

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

  • Beowulf

    Beowulf 2007

    ★★ Added

    More empty spectacle than anything else, Beowulf manages to be fairly entertaining while also being mostly boring. There is no good reason the entire film had to be done in motion capture rather than live action, and while the animation is definitely adequate, it only serves to add another level of disconnect between the film and the audience. The viewer is hard pressed to work up any sort of investment in the characters or their plight, and as such, it…