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  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 Jul, 2014

    A brief note of bragging: I am in this movie as an extra. I look distinct, too! I was in the background in one of the school scenes, with blue shirt, paper bag for lunch, and long blonde poofy hair. I was ten at the time, I believe.

    Now, for actual subject matter. This movie explores characterization in a new, unique fashion, very much unlike other movies I've seen. It does this because of Linklater's incredibly cool idea to use…

  • Serpico 1973

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Nov, 2014

    I watched this movie due to a brief strong stint of interest in police work.

    The only complaint I have against this movie is that the actual circumstances are not portrayed quite perfectly. There is some exaggeration, such as the size of Serpico's gun in one scene compared to the real Serpico's situation. As an accuracy fanatic, and given that the movie tells almost 100% a true story, this sort of inaccuracy is prone to bother me.

    That being said,…

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  • Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Jan, 2012

    Obligatory watch after being obsessed with Phineas and Ferb. I think that cartoon is genius. It takes the formula for old cartoons and uses it to make fun of it in a way that I think is accessible to everyone.

    The only reason I can think of that anyone wouldn't like this movie is having the wrong expectations for it. It's just like the show, but happens to be a plot line which takes more time to explore than the…

  • Singin' in the Rain 1952

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Jul, 2010

    Astounding classic. This is the first old movie that made me like old movies, and it's wonderful. The way Donald O'Connor combined believability with incredible movement in Make 'Em Laugh is unforgettable, and is what made me realize just how talented actors in old Hollywood were, and had to be.

    Throughout, I get an impression of grace that I rarely see in newer movies. The fact is, it's just spectacular.