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  • Don't Think Twice

    Don't Think Twice 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Aug, 2016

    Mike Birbiglia is great at evoking the feeling that you're throwing away your life. I always have to get it in my head that this guy is doing pretty good for himself and that the stories he's telling aren't completely biographical. It's hard to do while watching Don't Think Twice because the story comes across as so intimate and genuine. Birbiglia's directorial eye and writing sense have both improved since Sleepwalk With Me and it is more clear than ever…

  • Pete's Dragon

    Pete's Dragon 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Aug, 2016

    Not an ounce of cynicism to be found. Just a pure, well told story that's the cutest dang thing you've ever seen.

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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.

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  • 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.