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  • Come Together

    Come Together 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Nov, 2016

    Is Adrien Brody the most underrated Wes Anderson player? And how has the director not made a feature length set at Christmas?

  • Moana

    Moana 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Nov, 2016

    Lin Manuel Miranda brings some great freshness to the musical side of the Disney musical, and a lot of the songs in this will be dancing around your head afterwards. The character of Moana is a gem and a more than worthy addition to the "princess" canon. Dwayne Johnson as Maui is a fun character, though probably too similar to the much greater Genie character from Aladdin.

    The film is very top heavy though. The wait is much longer than…

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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…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 09 Nov, 2016

    No film is viewed in a vacuum. Everything is at least slightly affected by the context in which it is consumed. I saw Moonlight in a theater less than 24 hours after Donald Trump was elected the next President of the United States. I've been stressed all day, wondering how to process that information. I would have loved to see this film under different circumstances, but I was glad I had it when I most needed it. This film tells…