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  • Mr. Church

    Mr. Church 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Oct, 2016

    It's as saccharine as Apple Jax, it's schmaltzy as all get out, it's manipulative as can be, it's.... surprisingly insanely watchable.

    From the director of "Driving Miss Daisy" comes a movie I thought was gonna be another one of those "White People End Racism" movies. You know the type. "The Help", "The Blind Side", "Remember the Titans", "Glory Road" etc.

    However, since race never comes up in this movie (despite Mr. Church being black and Charlie being white), I guess…

  • Baked in Brooklyn

    Baked in Brooklyn 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 Oct, 2016

    If Woody Allen were to make a stoner comedy, it would in all likelihood probably look something like this movie by Rory Rooney which is really more of a Woody-esque New York relationship comedy (complete with a nebbishy Jewish lead!) mixed with the drug dealer story than a full-on stoner comedy.

    The performances are quite good. Josh Brener comes off good as Rooney's "Woody surrogate" lead character David and Alex Double Ds (as I believe she is known in the…

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  • Lost River

    Lost River 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Apr, 2015

    Production designed like a motherforker and gorgeously, eerily filmed, Ryan Gosling's much ballyhooed directorial debut "Lost River" is a masterpiece and one of the great cinematic discoveries of 2015 so far (though, to be fair, I've known of the movie for years, since it was first announced as "How to Catch a Monster").

    Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men" plays a single mom who gets a job at a seedy club that is kind of like a circus of violence for…

  • Somewhere

    Somewhere 2010

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 12 Mar, 2012

    I love this film. It's easily my favorite film of 2010. Elle Fanning is riveting, Dorff gives the performance of his career (ok, that's not saying much) and while it's more-or-less a companion piece to "Lost in Translation", it's also Coppola's nod to Antonioni. Love it.