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  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

    Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Mar, 2015

    Standard Alex Gibney documentary. Sleek and well-polished, with minor revelatory moments. I spent the majority of the film waiting and waiting for some opinions from the other side.

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    The Darjeeling Limited 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 23 Mar, 2015

    Probably the most under-appreciated film in Wes Anderson's body of work.

    It's always fun to unearth new tidbits on a rewatch.

    Then there is Owen Wilson stepping up to the plate, getting a refresher course far away from his frequent Hollywood comedy trappings, and channeling Dignan again.

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  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Dec, 2012 16

    No film this year took me by bigger surprise than Silver Linings Playbook, a dazzling romantic comedy featuring the type of dysfunctional people that reside in David O. Russell's wheelhouse as a filmmaker. Not since Three Kings and Flirting With Disaster has he been so in tune with his strengths, and it resulted in what might be his crowning achievement.

    As much as both The Fighter and I Heart Huckabees are enormously appreciated by most people, I found each of…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 25 Dec, 2012 3

    I saw this on opening night, but I've waited two days to write down some of my thoughts on it and it already feels like I'm late to the party. There have been countless reviews logged in on here as of late, so I feel compelled to keep this semi-short and ultra-sweet, because its outrageous brilliance is no longer a mystery.

    We knew it would only be a matter of time before Tarantino would create an epic spaghetti western, and…