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  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange

    ★★★★

    I know, I know, Tilda Swinton was casted in an Asian character role and the one Asian character played such a minor role. I'm Asian American and yes, I don't disagree it's been #OscarsSoWhite for as long as Hollywood has existed. However, I can't fault Swinton for a poor decision on the studio's part; I thought she did a great job in what she was given. Also, Benedict Cumberbatch has yet to disappoint me as the condescending know-it-all. Also, (Dr.…

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★½

    I remember reading an article about the border tunnels that disappear within a week's time. This puts a graver tint to the little I remember from that article. Damn you drugs.

    Heavy subject matter aside, Sicario has to be one of the most visually pleasing of cartel movies. The clean lines and beautifully rendered nightscapes were unexpected delights for a type of movie that normally only promises gangbusting "free weapons" colored by a patriotic grit that cannot be bothered with…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

    As someone who read the book, I had my own preconceived notions of what Nick and Amy would look like or what Amy's diary voice would sound like. Though my version of Amy was a bit more shrill (yes, shrewlike) with a more constant state of narrowed eyes, Rosamund Pike brought a more subtle (and better, I admit) version to life that captivated me from the get-go. I mainly remember Pike as virtue personified in her role as Jane Bennet…

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie

    ★★★★

    I don't know why I resisted laughing in the beginning of this movie but I stopped being a party pooper at the appearance of the $37 cup of coffee. I especially loved the ridiculous dei ex machina when they were momentarily stuck out on the sea. Perhaps blasphemy to some but this felt like a nimbler rendering of the story the emotionally cumbersome Wreck-It Ralph tried to tell.