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  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★½ Watched 19 Dec, 2014

    A lot of fat that needed to be trimmed off. Some things that were done very well concerning the story; I liked nearly all the changes to the source material that were made in order to make it more cinematic or go more in-depth than the book did. But by the time those things were happening, they were going either way too in-depth and over-the-top, or else it was too late for me to even care anymore. This movie made it feel like you had to earn every beat, and not by empathizing with the characters, but by slogging through a bunch the nonsense.

  • Heartbeats 2010

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Dec, 2014

    These characters are frustratingly stupid but the relatability in the futility of their attempts to win love while simultaneously pushing one another away from each other is probably what makes them so frustrating. A better character piece than Dolan's first film, with less stunning visuals (although his style is still very much present). A bit too much slow motion; sometimes it was extremely effective, but sometimes it was just excessive.

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  • Tusk 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Sep, 2014

    Definitely a strange, strange movie. It takes an unexpected turn or two, and some of the characters are extremely engrossing; you actually lose yourself in it. An extremely original movie that's more thought-provoking than entertaining, but still pretty damn entertaining.

  • About Time 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Oct, 2013

    A misleading poster made me expect a lame romantic comedy, but I got something completely different instead. Damn that was good. Don't get me wrong, it was a bit romantic comedy-esque in the beginning but became a whole lot more. The message has been told before, but that doesn't make this telling any less effective.