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  • The Good Dinosaur

    The Good Dinosaur 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Nov, 2015

    2015 in Pixar's history will be remembered as the year of Inside Out. The Good Dinosaur is closer to A Bug's Life than Toy Story: Good, and enjoyable in it's own right, but no masterpiece. But on the technical level, 2015 might be remembered as the year that Pixar just showed off and proved it can render photorealistic backgrounds that rival the beauty of the best cinematographers in film history.

  • Fury

    Fury 2014

    ★★½ Watched 23 Nov, 2015

    It's not that Fury is a bad movie, but it doesn't do anything especially well, or especially new. If you've seen three war movies from the last 15 years, you've essentially seen this movie.

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  • The Prestige

    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.

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  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston

    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.