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  • Oldboy 2013

    ★★★ Watched 23 Feb, 2015 3

    It's not like the original was any great shakes.

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★ Watched 21 Feb, 2015

    Got the biggest belly-laugh from Arquette's final scene, with Coltrane heading off to college, so I'm guessing I'm in a really different headspace than most people.

    Or I'm just an asshole.

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  • Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012

    ★★ Watched 06 Jan, 2013 10

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Hey girl. Sorry you're too young and too small to do anything about global warming, your poverty, your father's horrendous parenting style, your missing mom, your terrible schooling, your community's penchant for alcoholism and general unwindulaxing, and being inculcated with values that emphasize the masculine ("beast it") to the detriment of the feminine ("don't be a pussy"). Oh yeah, and your father dying.

    But hey! You stood up to some imaginary monster pigs, so good for you.

  • Dredd 2012

    ★½ Watched 15 Apr, 2013 9

    Okay hotshots, pop quiz: you’re making a movie and your title character is a male badass law enforcement agent who never takes off his helmet and is so devoted to the law that he’s more or less a robot. Your second character, his partner, is the opposite of him in nearly every way: a woman, a rookie, and due to a clever plot development, never wears a helmet.

    With me? So: how do you write the female character? That is,…