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  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Jul, 2014

    4 out of 5 stars. But do I click the heart? I'm not sure. I don't think I have the desire to watch this again, but on the other hand I can tell that some truly rewarding discoveries would happen with a second watch. There were plenty of moments when my mind would start to wonder, but that also gave me time to really dwell on the outside view of humanity that we are seeing through this character's eyes. I…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Jul, 2014

    There are multiple points in this film where I thought about the history of civilizations, tribal rituals, and what the planet would be like if there were actually two different species that had roughly the same amount of technology. DotPotA is a fantastic film because it actually revels in these questions and ideas where a more typical blockbuster would blaze past those to get to the action. This sequel of a (second) reboot to a five film franchise feels incredibly…

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  • Castello Cavalcanti 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Nov, 2013

    Seven and a half minutes of Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman is better than no minutes.

  • Romper Stomper 1992

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Mar, 2013

    Romper Stomer, like American History X, provides an uncomfortable but engaging look at Neo Nazis and their hyper-violent lifestyle. But unlike American History X, there is no protagonist that has learned from his ways that the audience can root for. Instead we have an eye-popping, charismatic Russell Crowe who firmly believes in his cause and is self destructive in his pursuit of it. In this role, Crowe shows signs of the star he will become and is the highlight performance.…