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  • Sequoia

    Sequoia 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Aug, 2015

    You can call it "Smoke Break at Hanging Rock".

    Not to be confused with the celebrated actress Johnny Sequoyah, who obviously spells her name differently.

    An interesting take on the road trip romantic dramedy finds Aly Michalka playing a sarcastic cancer patient who plans to kill herself but romance with "90210" star Dustin Milligan as a guy named Ogden, and her overbearing family (mom Joey Lauren Adams, sister Sophi Bairley) get in the way.

    Surprisingly not very heavy handed for the subject matter. This was great.

  • A Wolf at the Door

    A Wolf at the Door 2013

    Watched 25 Aug, 2015

    I had heard good things about this film from Brazil. Don't believe the hype, this is a boring, tedious melodrama and not the tense psychological thriller I was promised.

    Also, I normally don't mind sex scenes in movies, especially in foreign films, however this movie had way too many sex scenes, most of which seemed to serve little to no point and only one contained actual nudity even though the woman, who looked like a Brazillian Carey Milligan, was cute.

    Skip this bore. Watch something better instead.

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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.