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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    Alex Garland has created a great, simple story filled with big ideas. There is not an ounce of fat on this film. Every moment is important. There are no extraneous characters or scenes. (Even the dance number scene says a lot about the characters involved after seeing the whole thing.)

    The writing in this is great. One of my favorite moments is when Caleb (Gleeson) tells Nathan (Isaac) how he thinks Ava's AI works. He says a lot of big…

  • While We're Young

    While We're Young 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Apr, 2015

    So this film is about a guy named Josh who becomes enamored with Adam Driver once he meets him. I feel like this is a true story of my life that hasn't happened yet. Driver is the most unique actor out there right now and love the fine line of charismatic and dick that he walks so well.

    Anyways, I really enjoyed this film. Noah Baumbach is taking such a wonderful approach to hipster culture with films like this and…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Oct, 2014

    Not a film that ever feels scary, but I left the cinema uneasy anyway. The mood is masterfully set, as always, by David Fincher and his frequent collaborators Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The score and lighting can turn scenes that seem straight out of a romantic comedy into something foreboding. But this film isn't afraid to be funny either. It is definitely Fincher's most comical work and dark humor seems to be something he can do very well.

    The…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Oct, 2014

    Jake Gyllenhaal terrified me in this. I was constantly made uncomfortable by him. But really, the true villain of this piece is the media. Between this and Gone Girl, the news has become the BIg Bad of 2014.