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  • The Comedian

    The Comedian 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Apr, 2015

    Shot and edited as if to look like it's a lost relic of the 1990s (think Mike Leigh's "Naked" or the infamous Kerry Fox vehicle "Intimacy"), "The Comedian" is a masterpiece. A minor miracle of filmmaking ingenuity.

    The film tells of a stand-up comedian's same-sex romance with a 25-year old male artist and his (mostly) platonic relationship with a female singer/writer.

    This film is so raw, so real, so TRUTHFUL!

    The final scene in the cab is so breathtaking, pure cinema.

    See this movie now. It is a masterpiece.

  • Beyond the Reach

    Beyond the Reach 2014

    ★★½ Watched 18 Apr, 2015

    A somewhat interesting hunting thriller that stars Michael Douglas but manages to totally waste one of my favorite actresses, Hanna Mangan Lawrence in a thankless role.

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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.