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  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Jan, 2015

    Surprising great. Andy Serkis does things with motion capture most actors can't in their own bodies.

  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Jan, 2015

    Woah, Miles Teller went from Project X and Divergent to THIS? He proves he's fully capable to match an established actor like JK Simmons, who once again hits a home run with a pitch perfect nuanced character. The cinematography is amazingly great. No idea why this didn't get an Oscar nod for that, but at least the editing was noted.

    Easily my favorite movie since Her.

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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.