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  • Hateship Loveship 2013

    ★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014

    Liza Johnson's "Hateship Loveship", which is based on a short story by acclaimed writer Alice Munro, is an "odd" movie. I don't mean odd as in weird like "Enemy" or "Under the Skin". I just mean odd as in it just kinda "exists", you know? It lays there, not doing much of anything, which is perfectly fine in this case since I'm not sure what Johnson's aspirations for this movie are.

    Johnson previously directed "Return", another low-key drama with a…

  • How to Follow Strangers 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 Apr, 2014

    If you want to see "Broad City" breakout star Ilana Glazer in a more serious role, then check out Chioke Nassor's rom-com with a melancholic streak, "How to Follow Strangers".

    A film about life, death, love and second chances, yes the film is a bit of a Debbie Downer at times but it's also surprisingly hopeful and uplifting as we follow Ellie (Glazer), a young divorced woman unhappy with her demeaning job who begins to spot Casey, an equally depressed…

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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.

  • The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Apr, 2012 1

    I second everything Corey "Goon" Pierce said even though I liked it more than he did. Listen, this movie has been overhyped and overrated like crazy. This is not revolutionary, "game changing" filmmaking, it's just a pretty darn solid popcorn horror-comedy with good performances from Whitford, Jenkins and Fran Kranz as well as some cool cameos (although Jodelle Ferland is wasted which should be punishable by law!) I won't spoil the last half hour but the effects were terrible in…