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  • Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

    Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter 2014

    Watched 27 Jun, 2015

    Really like this film when it's more specifically about not just culture clash but class clash too. For whatever language barrier Kumiko has with the Americans she meets, they more specifically seem to sympathize with her poverty stricken situation than her fellow Japanese citizens who are eager to see her as different and give her the cold shoulder (the obvious exception of the Japanese library guard who helps her even though he knows it's wrong). It's no surprise that she…

  • Dope

    Dope 2015

    Watched 25 Jun, 2015 3

    This is Sundancecore to the extreme (and I'd name it the Sundancecore movie of the year if only for the fact that I haven't seen Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl yet). It's tailor made to that faux indie festival crowd with its <strike>likable</strike> relatable nerd protagonist (and his archetypal friends who seem to have no life outside of their friendship to the protagonist), lowkey but quick moving coming of age plot, and adherence to Sundance cliches that would make…

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    2012 2009

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    So now this film's existence is awkward.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    Watched 19 Dec, 2013 29

    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…