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  • Two Days, One Night 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 03 Jan, 2015

    This is my second viewing. I think Cotillard's performance will be as influential as Brando's Stanley. The naturalness she brings and the disappearing act she performs are unprecedented. The critics got it right and actors will be studying and imitating her for years.

  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Oct, 2014

    I was not looking forward to this movie. Thought it would be a hyper masculine, "what it means to be a man"story. I was burned pretty bad by a few of those. Yes I'm looking at you Lone Survivor and Out of the Furnace. And yes it was exactly that, but I loved the shit ot of it, and that's mainly because of Miles Teller. What an actor; he grounds the story in a nakedly emotional place that is a…

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  • Her 2013

    ★★★★ Added

    Spike Jonze's Her is unique. It is unlike any other movie I've seen this year - or any year for that matter. It is aesthetically beautiful, succeeding in building a complete "new" world. Architecture, clothes and above all how people communicate with each other. And it doesn't feel the need to fill you in on this world with tiring exposition. The viewer just discovers it as the movie goes along.

    Set in Los Angeles sometime in the near future, it…

  • Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Oct, 2014

    An insightful satire about the false American values of striving for success, it is also a hugely entertaining movie. The movie is bolstered by a bristiling committed performance by Jake Gyllenhaal as a man desperately needing success who finds work as a LA gonzo reporet specializing in videotaping crime scenes. He's matched by an on fire Rene Russo as a TV news reporter. They both come blazing at each other and a fantastic scene where they match wits is so…