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  • My Mutant Brain

    My Mutant Brain

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Aug, 2016

    Expert cinematography, and well performed. Somewhere Fatboy & Walken are giving a thumbs up to Magaret Qualley.

  • That Dog

    That Dog 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Aug, 2016

    Fifteen minutes inside the oddball lives of a few tenants at a small apartment complex, presumably in California. Your level of enjoyment (or hatred) for this film will stem from how much you like (or loathe) watching comics like Michael Cera and Tim Heidecker spitball back and forth in a living room.

    I love the guys, so this one got green marks from me.

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  • Silver Linings Playbook

    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…

  • The Aviator

    The Aviator 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 20 Sep, 2013 10

    I know I'm in the minority with my opinion that The Aviator is Martin Scorsese's absolute best movie in over twenty years, probably since Goodfellas. It's a jaw-dropping marvel to witness in all aspects of filmmaking.

    There isn't a single performance that misses the mark (unless you really want to count Gwen Stefani), the score by Howard Shore is one of his absolute best, the visual effects are tasteful, the cinematography is gorgeous and graceful, and the subject Howard Hughes…