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  • A Separation

    A Separation 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Mar, 2015

    Superficially mundane, but a fantastic study of how stubbornness, courtesy, religion and devotion can distract from a bigger picture. 2 hours of real human beings, with all their charm and nasty little flaws.

  • Jimi: All Is by My Side

    Jimi: All Is by My Side 2013

    ★★½ Watched 17 Mar, 2015

    Because the creators couldn't get the rights to Jimi's music, they were forced to focus this biopic on a single, formative year of Jimi in London. At best it gives you a great inside look at the formation of a budding artist and his entourage, at worst you're looking at tedious shots of murky bars, clamoring for some proper Jimi Hendrix music and the rest of his life story. Also, I found the experimental editing mostly distracting, not serving any particular purpose.

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Feb, 2015

    Filled to the brim with the many fantastic little moments in life, shying away from the staged dramatic events that are way too often the focus of mainstream cinema. Way funnier than most 'comedies' too. What a wonderfully succesful experiment.

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 24 Jan, 2013 3

    I can't really comment on the pace or the length of this movie, as I was just so incredibly impressed with what was on the screen. Hell, I had gladly sat through another hour of it.

    The HFR 3D was just so friggin' amazing and sharp, it was the most impressive thing I've ever seen in cinema. Maybe after the next viewing I'll have a clearer opinion of the film as a whole, but now I just have to give this 5 stars.