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  • The September Issue 2009

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Jun, 2013

    Lagged in places, but was an intriguing look behind the scenes of an empire built on the opinion of one woman. The director hit all the emotional cues needed to make even the average Target tragic feel invested.

  • Monsters University 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Jun, 2013

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

  • X-Men: First Class 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Jun, 2013

    I had a similar feeling with this as I did with Captain America, which was that it felt very "prequely" and stood very shakily on it's own. That said, the 60s aesthetic gave it a uniqueness unparalleled by its peers. The constant appearance of chyrons was irritating.

  • Breakfast on Pluto 2005

    ★★★½ Watched 27 May, 2013

    Although not always easy to follow, you can't deny the simple joy that emanates from this film, mostly as a result of Cillian Murphy's committed and unwavering performance.

  • Star Trek Into Darkness 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 14 May, 2013

    Okay. Going to stop myself from going on and on about Benedict Cumberbatch's performance (for now- can't make any promises)... I am mostly just thrilled for Abrams right now. He literally corrected every mistake he made in the first film. All of them. This time, there was pace, drama, character growth, UNCERTAINTY, risk, DEATH, and most importantly, a complicated villain. Fabulous effort from all, particularly Quinto, who managed to hold his own in scenes with Benedict, one of the greatest…

  • Star Trek 2009

    ★★★ Watched 12 May, 2013

    I am not a Trekkie, but I do know a little about the show, so I was delighted by this reboot. Yes, it was a little cheesy, the crew didn't always feel like they were in danger and no one could understand the cute Russian guy, but what it lacks in originality, it makes up in great casting, interesting visuals and likeable characters. Looking forward to the sequel tonight.

  • Something Borrowed 2011

    ★½ Watched 05 May, 2013

    I felt like I was watching two films at once most of the time - a rom-com and a drama, spliced together somewhat haphazardly. Some good performances and realistic depictions of modern relationships, though.

  • 50/50 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2013

    A really honest yet dignified portrayal of a young man's battle with a rare cancer. Not really a rewatchable venture, but a poignant story that will resonate even with those who haven't been touched by theis cruel disease.

  • Fish Tank 2009

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Apr, 2013

    Some people would watch a film like this and call it directionless drivel. Me? I eat this bleak, indie art-house sh*t for breakfast. Great performances, particularly from newcomer Jarvis, and the incomparable Fassbender. I love that everything I wanted to happen did, yet there was still room for the unfathomable. Memorable.

  • Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Apr, 2013

    A dignified yet brutally honest protrayal of mental illness, the people it effects, and the people they effect in turn. A terrific performance from Lawrence. And who would have thought Bradley Cooper had that in him??

  • Winter's Bone 2010

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Apr, 2013

    A haunting and sometimes disturbing portrait of a family on the brink of homelessness. This film was captured beautifully, acted incredibly and was visually arresting. Hawkes and Lawrence more than earned their Oscar nods.

  • Inception 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Apr, 2013

    This is exactly the type of story that suits Christopher Nolan's large-scale vision, which is why (even though it is holey and sometimes confusing) Inception is a triumph compared to his dismal Batman franchise. Gordon-Levitt is such a sexy little man...