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  • Locke 2013

    ★★ Added

    Definitely the disappointment of the year so far based on critical reception. Setting a bad script in a car does not make for a good film, it makes for a bad film without much else to divert the viewer than Hardy's presence (or the BMW, if you like feature-length advertisements).

  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    Didn't expect to be on the relatively critical side on this one, but this film has a LOT of bad scenes, making the largely unqualified superlatives somewhat perplexing. That being said, it's very difficult to measure its lows against its highs, not to mention its genuinely compelling distinctiveness.

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  • Margaret 2011

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 25 Aug, 2012 1

    Picked up a lot of enriching details on second watch, and I now think the "little/big cunt" scene might be the most representative of its dynamism. Paquin's performance is verifiably incredible, and Janney really justifies the creation of an award for minor performances. Still some weird segues but there are a number ostensibly awkward ones that reveal themselves to be connected in ways unexpectedly deliberate.