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  • The Theory of Everything 2014

    ★★½ Watched 28 Nov, 2014

    Redmayne sells the role admirably, but there's not much else here to latch on to. Feels like someone this important would be worthy of something more than a paint-by-numbers love story.

  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Nov, 2014

    I knew nothing about this film going in other than it was a drumming movie with JK Simmons. I listened to Caravan the night before. I name dropped Art Blakey when sitting down in the theater to watch. I then had one of the more serendipitous experiences of my life.

    While a neophyte will certainly be able to enjoy this at face value, I think someone who has sat in a second chair in life while glaring longingly at the…

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  • Hugo 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Jan, 2012 3

    Pure magic. Outstanding performances all around, and maybe only the second justified and fully realized utilization of 3D, with Cameron's Avatar being the other. I felt the need to stand up and cheer for the first time since The Lord of the Rings. This is why we go to the movies.

  • House 1977

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Sep, 2012 4

    What the fuck was that?