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  • Backcountry

    Backcountry 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 24 May, 2015

    It's basically "Open Water" with a bear (though the bear doesn't come into it till about halfway)...... it's surprisingly good, with good performances.

    Filmed kinda weird though. Not that I'm complaining.

  • Adult Beginners

    Adult Beginners 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 May, 2015

    You'd never think in a million years that Nick Kroll would make a great leading man in a family dramedy (as in a dramedy about a family) but "Adult Beginners" is great and Kroll has a great chemistry with Rose Byrne, who plays his sister.

    It doesn't really do anything new and it goes to all the expected places but it's a refreshing, fun, breezy movie.

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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.