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  • Shift 2013

    ★★ Watched 12 Apr, 2014

    Cry me a river.

  • Siddharth 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    Zeitgeist will be releasing this gem over the Summer.

  • Finding Vivian Maier 2014

    ★★½ Watched 13 Apr, 2014

    Blah.

  • 84 Charlie Mopic 1989

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 10 Apr, 2014

    Slant piece coming soon.

  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Apr, 2014

    To Be Cont'd.

  • Blood Ties 2013

    ★★ Watched 06 Apr, 2014

    Perfect example of play acting/directing. This so wants to be a James Gray film Canet even got the guy to co-write the screenplay, but the film is bland and devoid of human tension one can never take any of the plot developments seriously. Things just happen, and when they do the viewer is forced into submission by judgment and irony. Clive Owen is unbelievably miscast you can even see the actor himself confused by some of his character's sudden shifts in motivation and attitude. Poor Matthias Schoenaerts gets the ultimate shaft, relegated to a thankless revenge/villain despite his best efforts early on to steal every scene.

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013

    ★★★ Watched 05 Apr, 2014

    More than any of the Ferrell/McKay collaborations aside from STEP BROTHERS, this one spoke to me. I actually found the stretched length a virtue, giving the filmmakers and actors ample time to build up those epic digressions. Not surprisingly, I think the film gets better as it goes along, climaxing in one of the most perfectly surreal sequences one can imagine.

  • Ernest & Celestine 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Mar, 2014

    A joyous civil rights parable.

  • The LEGO Movie 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Mar, 2014

    A total blast. Would have liked to see it on the biggest screen possible.

  • Non-Stop 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Mar, 2014

    Excellent and creative inversion of the TAKEN model: our hero is taken captive by a collective paranoia stemming from a group of citizen suspects hiding in plain (or plane) sight. Visually nimble, but extremely patient. The action is almost entirely theoretical, until it becomes physical in the striking last sequence.

  • Nymphomaniac 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 30 Mar, 2014

    Tough to fully process on one viewing, but this is magnificent. The last scene is one of von Trier's most daring and disturbing.

  • Jodorowsky's Dune 2013

    ★★ Watched 28 Mar, 2014

    Wow, Jodorowsky is not only insane but completely self-indulgent. Cool sound effects though. All the talk of "spiritual warriors" and "cinema as prophetic statement" turned me off immediately. This ultimately feels like a thinly veiled attempt to stroke an auteur's ego, and a poorly made one at that.