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  • Two Days, One Night 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Sep, 2014

    It feels scandalous, maybe even blasphemous to talk about the Dardennes maturing, getting *better,* and yet I personally feel their last three films, rather than stopping at the moment of epiphany, have soldiered on into more complex narrative denouements that somehow avoid the inevitable conclusions you think you see coming and yet are nevertheless true to the stories they tell. As writers, they are unsurpassed...and there have been moments in the last two films where I've felt the joy of life shared and not just a social studies lesson. It doesn't get any better than this.

  • Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Sep, 2014

    Script isn't quite as tight as MONEYBALL's, but performances are terrific and Bennett Miller knows when to let the action speak for itself.