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  • Funny People 2009

    ★★★★ Rewatched 20 Jul, 2014

    That's right, Parker.

  • Palo Alto 2014

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jun, 2014

    It's not bad, but it's the adapting that takes away the power of the story. The entire structure of the book, made up of vignettes one after another that only slightly connect, is completely altered to fit a linear structure that doesn't have anywhere near as much power. About half of the book is cut entirely to fit this new structure and many characters are cut in order to make things more clear, but in reality, it's more confusing.

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  • Moon 2009

    ★★★★★ Added 12

    Moon is an unbelievably effective science fiction film that utilizes subtlety brilliantly. The script is pretty good, but it's the direction of Duncan Jones that makes this fantastic. He captures the feeling of loneliness and humanizes the protagonist so well, making this more than simple sci-fi. However, it's the performance of Sam Rockwell that makes this amazing. It's hard to picture anyone else in the role after seeing Rockwell pull this off so brilliantly. In pretty much every category, this was an enormous snub for the Oscars in 2009.

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★★ Added 2

    I try to be cautious my with my perfect scores, but Drive earns it. Director, Nicolas Winding Refn (Valhalla Rising, Bronson), takes a n average script (that was actually meant to be a big-budget Hugh Jackman blockbuster) and makes it amazing by giving it the treatment of an indie film. It's brilliantly suspenseful, because it's so subtle. It'll have you on the edge of your seat with almost nothing at all even happening. Then there's that performance from Ryan Gosling, which is just incredible. Now we can mark him as one of the best out there. And Drive is one of the best films of 2011.