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  • The Fault in Our Stars 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Sep, 2014

    While not without its flaws, this is a very touching film with especially strong performances from Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern. As a parent the scenes between Woodley, Dern, and Sam Trammell that resonated the strongest with me. Willem Dafoe adds a brief but effective performance as well.

  • Captain America 1990

    ½ Watched 17 Sep, 2014

    Quite possibly one of the worst movies ever made. I can't believe this was ever intended to be released in theaters. Just a disaster on every possible level.

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  • The Pianist 2002

    ★★★★★ Added

    As a child, Roman Polanski roamed the streets of Poland during the Holocaust. He survived when his father pushed him through a barbed wire fence. His mother died, and he has said the only thing that will bring closure to that pain is his own death. It is for these reasons that The Pianist is one of the most personal films ever made. It is another in a long line of Holocaust films, but it finds a new way to…

  • Solaris 2002

    ★★★½ Added

    Early on in the latest film from the very talented Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Out of Sight) we see several shots that must be paying homage to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. This should help prepare serious filmgoers as to what kind of movie Solaris is going to be, but even knowing that is not really adequate preparation. It is truly more of an avant-garde film rather than classical cinema, and it delves into issues and emotions not commonly seen…