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  • How to Be Single

    How to Be Single 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 26 May, 2016

    Probably best known as the movie that made Paul Goebel and Leslie Mann friends for about ten seconds until she (or, at least, her people) realized who he was, this movie is a vaguely vapid female-centric Valentine's Day release that totally wastes Alison Brie (so much so that her love interest in the movie is played by Jason Montzoukas!) But I kind of liked the movie.

    It's predictable and overly fluffy but I found it kinda fun and funny.

    One of the better romantic comedies in recent years.

  • Welcome to Happiness

    Welcome to Happiness 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 May, 2016

    Yes, this movie is certainly a confusing, confounding quirkfest with more than just a shade of Wes Anderson and Charlie Kaufman influence but it is also an exhilarating, exhausting and otherwise brilliant film experience, whilst most certainly not for everyone.

    Featuring a stellar supporting cast including Nick Offerman, Paget Brewster, Keegan-Michael Key and "Castle" firecrotch Molly C. Quinn, who is also listed as a producer on the film, this is a fascinating, weird and fantastical comedy that is sure to be divisive but I absolutely loved it.

    This is the future of cinema right here.

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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.