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  • Junebug 2005

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 24 Aug, 2014

    The story would seem to provide the perfect political straw man. In the place of easy targets are complex characters that make you laugh and ponder their actions - sometimes all at once. If there is any misstep it's in the odd camera pans and still shots of interior and exterior shots for no apparent reason. No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, this is a must see film.

  • Locke 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Aug, 2014

    Maybe it's all a gimmick, but the difference between Locke and other similar setups (think Buried, a film I also really liked) is that the stakes are high but not far from reality. Heavy handed at times, for sure. In the end we get the look at a man who wants to do the right thing even if it ends up costing him everything.

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  • Traffic 2000

    ★★★★ Rewatched 10 Jan, 2013 1

    Is something wrong with my TV? It's all blue, then orange, then grainy, then ultra clean. Oh wait, nevermind. I'm watching a Soderbergh film. A very good one mind you, but definitely held back a bit by some overt soapboxing.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★½ Watched 02 Aug, 2014

    Something didn't quite click. The humor and the character interplay was OK. The action was outright boring. The story was convoluted. I'm burned out on all these comic book movies. It's official.