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  • The Seven Five

    The Seven Five 2014

    ★★½ Watched 11 Jul, 2016

    Slick, overproduced, deadeningly literal-minded take on a genuinely fascinating and quite timely subject. In the right hands, this would have been an instant classic about the blue wall of silence and how cops enjoy incredible levels of impunity in this country, unfortunately it instead feels like a 90 minute episode of true crime reality TV. About a half hour in I started counting the times it needlessly cut to stock footage or b-roll to visually illustrate what the talking head…

  • Swiss Army Man

    Swiss Army Man 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 01 Jul, 2016

    Does little to differentiate itself from the recent spate of flatulent, erect magical corpse movies, but Dano, Radcliffe, and the music are wonderfully committed.

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  • Revolutionary Road

    Revolutionary Road 2008

    ★★★★★ Added 4

    Perhaps the most underappreciated Hollywood film of the last several years. A brilliant realization of a novel on the level of Gatsby, Lolita, and Sirens of Titan with career best performances from DiCaprio, Winslet, and the remarkable Michael Shannon. I've seen it only once since it's such a hard experience to relive, but it shook me to my core and hasn't left my thoughts for long since. In short, a masterpiece.

  • God Bless America

    God Bless America 2011

    ★½ Watched 08 Apr, 2012 1

    What would happen if you gave an angsty, misanthropic 14-year-old with no storytelling experience the opportunity to utilize sixth-rate community theater performers to act out his adolescent revenge fantasies and serve as a mouthpiece for his obnoxious rantings for nearly two hours? God Bless America.

    Neither a dark comedy nor a satire (since both require some degree of humor), GBA is instead little more than being told things everyone already knows (Reality TV is stupid?! Fox News cynically riles people…