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  • Happy Christmas 2014

    ★★ Watched 31 Aug, 2014 1

    I've been a fan of Joe Swanberg's stuff in the past, even if I could admit that his "mumblecore" works have been borderline-nothing films. Not a lot happens in Swanberg projects, but there have been enough consistently funny characters and interactions in some of the films that keep me coming back for more.

    Lately we have seen him make a slow transition into a more mainstream sensibility while trying to simultaneously maintain his ultra-indie feel. I remember giving last year's…

  • They Came Together 2014

    ★★★½ Rewatched 29 Aug, 2014

    I watched it again the very next day.

    Yes, it held up for me. Do you want to kill me now?

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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…