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  • Miss Meadows 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Nov, 2014

    You would think a cross between "Enchanted", "Mary Poppins" and "Hobo with a Shotgun" would be a match made in cinematic hell but the Katie Holmes star vehicle "Miss Meadows" is a delightful though very odd concoction.

    Miss Mary Meadows (Holmes) is a schoolteacher who looks and acts like a Disney princess and speaks in metaphor and bible verse. She tao dances, says "toodaloo" instead of goodbye and is always happy and chipper.

    She's also a gun toting vigilante.

    Miss…

  • Birdman 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Nov, 2014

    I saw "Laggies", "Nightcrawler" and "Birdman" all in the same day. "Laggies" was ok but slight, "Nightcrawler" was great and featured a knock 'em out performance by Gyllenhaal but "Birdman" was as close to a masterpiece as you'll see at a multiplex theater this year, a crackling satire about celebrity, fame, ego and Michael Keaton's career as well as a rollicking comedy that reinvents what we see as cinema with an Altmanesque charm. The film, with it's roving camera and…

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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.

  • Breakout 2013

    ★★ Watched 20 Sep, 2013

    Damian Lee's "Breakout" is essentially an action movie version of "Of Mice and Men", which in and of itself is a cool idea but Lee's film is so badly made and the screenplay is both way too simple and way too confusingly convoluted.

    Dominic Purcell plays a man trying to protect his mentally challenged brother (Ethan Suplee) at all costs, even if it means getting very violent. One day, Purcell gets very violent and kills someone. He is spotted by…