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  • Divergent 2014

    Rewatched 15 Oct, 2014

    After about two minutes I don't want to watch this anymore. The internal world logic just isn't there. Why would humanity (or the city of Chicago? It's not clear.) split up into a caste-type system based on very specific abilities?

    It's not worth thinking about much more than this.

  • The Maze Runner 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Oct, 2014

    Way more logical than either The Hunger Games or Divergent.

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  • The Prestige 2006

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 22 Nov, 2012

    It was really weird to me when people would say they didn't understand Inception, but if they saw it again, they'd probably get it. It's not a hard movie to understand. The only truly confusing part is the first thirty minutes, but once Cobb explains everything to Ariadne, the audience proxy, it's not hard to follow at all. Every part of the movie's logic is explained at least three times, which becomes detrimental to rewatches.

    The Prestige is less easy…

  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston 2005

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Sep, 2012

    I've never listened to any of Daniel Johnston's music, but this documentary puts you in his head and doesn't let you escape even when the demons come. You see the people who inadvertently hurt him and the people he inadvertently hurt. You see a musician's descent into madness. It's heartbreaking at points. I don't think there's anything sadder than seeing a father crying because he doesn't feel like he can do anything to help his son. But it's heartwarming. It's the story of a deeply troubled musician, but it's a story of love too.