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  • The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game 2014

    ★★ Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    I have two major issues with this film.

    First, it is very hard to believe these characters are the most intelligent Ally code breakers when the audience is always two steps ahead. Its predictably is infuriating as it meanders from biopic beat to biopic beat.

    Second, I really struggle with the character of Turing. There is a ton of background available that could have been fleshed to further complicate him. The result instead is a mostly one-dimensional lead that we struggle to care about.

  • Force Majeure

    Force Majeure 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Completely awkward telling of a marriage falling apart. Everything works in this film, from the setting to the performances to the darkly funny tone. An interesting examination of gender roles and how they integrate within relationships.

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    Charming and fun who-dunnit. The usual attention to detail, offbeat humor, and quirky Anderson style are all there. Mixed with interesting animation, period jumping, and aspect ratio tinkering, this is a great watch.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 06 Jul, 2014

    Works as a spy film, action film, revenge film, and siege film. Does a good job at taking relatively small stakes (for a Bond film), and blowing them up on a grander scale. So easily digestible, this film is fun to watch, has the just the right amount of humor, and is the best looking Bond film ever.