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  • The Congress 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Sep, 2014

    Despite an unwieldy second half, the lofty ambition and dense themes of personal agency really captivated me throughout.

  • The Boxtrolls 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Sep, 2014

    Laika takes a step back from their more thematically complex work for a more traditional fantasy fairy tale that resulted in a better realized work. Their stellar framing, set design, and stop motion craftsmanship are still at the forefront too. Fun character writing and equally entertaining vocal performances oozes everywhere.

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  • The Drop 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Sep, 2014

    An already solid, if familiar Brooklyn crime drama made even better by a fucking ambiguous onion of a performance by Tom Hardy. Jesus Christ that 2am bar scene.

  • Solaris 1972

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Jun, 2014

    My steps to woo Solaris for the evening:
    1.) I dress nicely for the occasion because Solaris is a fine looking film for her age and expects as much out of me as I do out of her.
    2.) I wine and dine Solaris, since she is a high-minded film that deserves to be treated with class and respect.
    3.) I take Solaris on a long walk through the town, during which we can discuss our thoughts on love, human…