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  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange 2016

    ★★½ Watched 06 Nov, 2016

    Pedestrian, serviceable, mostly entertaining but pretty basic for this stage in the MCU pantheon.

    They should have stuck with the "no more origin stories" mandate.

  • The Invitation

    The Invitation 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Oct, 2016

    A palpable sense of building dread wrapped in paranoia and grief. And that final shot, just wow!

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  • Anomalisa

    Anomalisa 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Jan, 2016

    I can't imagine this movie not animated! It's not that it wouldn't be as interesting done live action, It would just defeat the point. Everything looks familiar, but not quite. It's as if the animated world is interpreting ours.

  • Everybody Wants Some

    Everybody Wants Some 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Apr, 2016

    Everybody Wants Some is 2 hours of hanging out with best friends. It feels familiar enough to engage the audience, but personal enough to feel like someone else sharing a great, youthful memory. You enjoy spending every minute with these characters and when it ends, you want more time with them. Just like youth, it's fleeting and you just have to savor every moment. Relentlessly fun and funny, but never pointless and really has more going on under the surface if you care to look.