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  • Junior

    Junior 1994

    ★★ Watched 27 Aug, 2015

    For some reason I'd remembered this being good. Gonna have to chalk that up to me being 7 the last time I saw it.

  • The Sound of Music

    The Sound of Music 1965

    ★★½ Watched 16 Aug, 2015

    Finally got around to seeing this and confirmed my reasons for putting it off so long. Solidly an hour or more too long with totally unnecessary subplots and thoroughly monotonous, sluggish pacing for a filmmaker who made his name as a great editor (essentially nothing of consequence happens between minutes 15-100). More fundamentally, it's further proof that old fashioned musicals just aren't for me since they consist primarily of inelegant contrivances that attempt to justify a song number and song…

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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…