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  • Obvious Child 2014

    ★★½ Watched 01 Oct, 2014

    My sure-to-be controversial review of the otherwise universally praised "Obvious Child"....

    I didn't hate it. I just don't get the hype surrounding it. It's a perfectly serviceable comedy that reminded me of Lake Bell's "In A World...." From last year and I totally felt the same way about that movie, which was also heaped with praise (though not as much). My big problem with this movie, which has some seriously funny moments but overall is just kind of, you know,…

  • Not Waving But Drowning 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 30 Sep, 2014

    Featuring the ubiquitous Adam Driver in a supporting role, Devyn Waitt's brilliant and fascinating film "Not Waving But Drowning" manages to take a tired old coming-of-age movie trope (two young women yearning to escape their small podunk town ---- in this case, one just outside of Orlando, Florida) and turns it into a glorious cinematic masterpiece about female friendship (and friendship in general) and featuring the best score and soundtrack I've heard in a while.

    The film focuses on best…

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  • 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.

  • The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Apr, 2012 1

    I second everything Corey "Goon" Pierce said even though I liked it more than he did. Listen, this movie has been overhyped and overrated like crazy. This is not revolutionary, "game changing" filmmaking, it's just a pretty darn solid popcorn horror-comedy with good performances from Whitford, Jenkins and Fran Kranz as well as some cool cameos (although Jodelle Ferland is wasted which should be punishable by law!) I won't spoil the last half hour but the effects were terrible in…