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  • A Room with a View

    A Room with a View 1985

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Nov, 2015

    "Poor Charlotte."

    Note: The Criterion Collection blu-ray is gorgeous, and the new interviews with Bonham-Carter, Callow, and Sands are amusing... for Sands' astonishing hair, but also for the confounding moment when Bonham-Carter is recalling one day of shooting and she adds nonchalantly "And John Malkovich was there, and he was knitting...."

  • The Good Dinosaur

    The Good Dinosaur 2015

    ★★★ Watched 25 Nov, 2015

    Review in progress. As Pixar movies go, Inside Out > Brave > The Good Dinosaur > A Bug's Life > Cars 2.

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  • Selma

    Selma 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Jan, 2015 5

    Thank God Almighty.

    Director Ava Duvernay had a monumental task before her, making a high-profile motion picture focused on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, with a cast of famous names. What’s more, the closer the film has come to release, the more the headlines have shown us just how much we need a Great Film about Dr. King’s vision.

    Even great directors would probably have disappointed us. Think of Spielberg’s Lincoln: Hey, I loved it, but I acknowledge that it…

  • The World's End

    The World's End 2013

    ★★★★ Rewatched 29 Aug, 2013 1

    I'm not the first person to say it, but it's true — this film, like the two before it, is designed to be seen a second time, when viewers will realize just how every fleeting moment either foretells upcoming events, sets up elaborate jokes, or reveals a punchline for a joke yet to be told. It's the fastest-moving, most confidently scripted and edited film I've seen this year. And the action scenes are dizzyingly joyous. When was the last time…