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  • Jerry Maguire 1996

    Watched 13 Oct, 2014

    **Part of the Best Picture Project**

    One of the lead examples of successful romantic comedies. It's probably even one of the most parodied, with multiple iconic lines and scenes that were already amusing from the beginning.

    I can't tell if Crowe's constantly moving and constantly evolving screenplay is beneficial to the film, but it does make for one of the more unique standard romantic comedies in which the chemistry is for the most part assumed and therefore understated. Besides, its mammoth box office success doesn't lie.

  • It Felt Like Love 2013

    Watched 17 Nov, 2014 1

    Realism is a tricky thing to get right. One wrong step in the narrative, and the whole thing comes crumbling down and poisons whatever emotional truths you do come to communicate.

    I was doing fine with It Felt Like Love up until its last half where it does some crazy things that ultimately contrive the otherwise "real" story being told here. It's insane enough that I believe it might have actually happened in director Eliza Hittman's actual life, but here…

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    Watched 19 Dec, 2013 28

    Fucking Benihana.

    Some initial rambling thoughts and notes for a future more coherent review:

    -Jordan Belfort makes Calvin Candie look like a pleasant guy to be around.

    -This film makes The Departed look like a Disney movie.

    -"Two time Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill"

    -"That Rob Reiner guy should act more."

    -Never thought I'd hear a Foo Fighters song in a Scorsese film, nevermind one that actually really fits.

    -It'll be interesting to see how the mass public reacts to…

  • 2012 2009

    Added 10

    So now this film's existence is awkward.