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  • Get Rollin' 1980

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Jan, 2015

    Skaters try to skate by as these main characters insert their presence to the middle of the rink concentrating on hitting all of the best roller disco moves. What the film understands and gets right is that you don't make films about the people skating in circles.

  • American Sniper 2014

    ★★½ Watched 26 Jan, 2015

    So much of the film is a dedication to the job and the structure of the film reflects that. The character's job is to flow through the heroic narrative the way the solider works through the military system. Never does Chris Kyle have to make a decision that the setting and narrative do not already cut down to a simple one. All native characters are portrayed as evil targets or "savages". One of the best trailers of the year turns…

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  • Play 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Jan, 2015

    PLAY is a lot less mature than FORCE MAJEURE in the way that I can see the whole reverse racism aspect being a way to dismiss the film. But there are some excellent scenes depicting how cultures can blend naturally together except we constantly feel the need on both sides to point out the wall.

    But I think some of the same problems as FORCE MAJEURE hold true where Ostlund is not a very subtle director where he feels the…

  • Interstellar 2014

    ★★★ Watched 03 Nov, 2014

    Like all Nolan's films there will be a mainstream backlash about how dumb the film is, which will focus on plot holes, exposition, and things like Michael Caine's insane last scene.

    Except the problem with "Interstellar" is that it views us as dumb. It talks down to us as it spells out what human emotions are. There is an attempt to define something and it's done so thoroughly that the film acts as a dictionary reading more than a work…