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  • Life after Beth 2014

    ★½ Watched 29 Sep, 2014

    A complete misfire. Such an impressive cast and concept wasted on a total mess of tone, genre and pretty much everything.

  • Obvious Child 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Sep, 2014

    You can sometimes really feel that this is Robespierre's debut, but all of that is completely redeemed by the way she approaches the subject matter. The result is a refreshing, funny and charming little movie, carried by the performance of the excellent Jenny Slate.

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  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Jan, 2013

    During 2012, there was more than one instance of a renowned film critic declaring the death of cinema. But I think it’s safe to say that while Quentin Tarantino is making films as great as Django Unchained, we can dispose of any such notion. There’s a lot to say about Tarantino’s epic dissection of slavery, but simply put, Django Unchained is cinema through and through.

    To not put it simply, with this film, Tarantino cements his position as modern cinema’s…

  • Chronicle 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 02 May, 2012 4

    I like CHRONICLE, I really do. But I bet had it not been done in the found footage format, I would have loved it. It's an original superhero story mashed with CARRIE and with just the right amount of Amblin spirit mixed in. And the gimmicky aesthetic just damn near ruins it. I'll give director Josh Trank some credit for cleverly going around the limitations of the format, especially in the end, but all that effort just begs the question…