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  • 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 again, getting a refresher course far away from his frequent Hollywood comedy trappings, and channeling Dignan again.

  • The Way Way Back

    The Way Way Back 2013

    ★★★ Rewatched 21 Mar, 2015

    Another accidental rewatch.

    I feel the same way as before.

    Everyone is playing a version of a character they have played before, with different levels of success and failure.

    Amanda Peet and Rob Corddry are ho-hum and forgettable.

    Allison Janney takes hold of a typical drunk Janney role and runs with it.

    Steve Carell has moments but overall seems bored.

    Toni Collette is Toni Collette. There's not much to say there.

    Then there are the water park scenes. They save the movie from the garbage dump.

    Sam Rockwell is a super hero.

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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…