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  • Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 23 Jul, 2014

    Every time I go back and revisit this...

    I smile more.

    I giggle more.

    I want to hug my television a little more.

    It's one of the absolute finest animated films in existence, and it's one of the best examples of a children's movie that adults are just as eager to see, too.

  • Life Itself 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Jul, 2014 2

    Like many people, I basically grew up reading Roger Ebert's opinions on film. I found his voice to be the definitive reference when I wanted to get a read on what was worthy of seeing from week to week.

    An entire film could have been made about the just specifics of his and it probably would have been compelling, but Life Itself is a film that stays true to the whole-scope focus that Ebert put into his memoir on which…

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  • Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Dec, 2012 17

    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 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 25 Dec, 2012 4

    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…