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  • Trainwreck

    Trainwreck 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2015

    I laughed quite a bit and that, being a big fan of Amy Schumer and Bill Hader individually, is no big surprise. Trust me, there's no break from the rom-com formula here but it is at least done well, with fresh comedic faces in a Seth Rogan/Jonah Hill/James Franco free zone.

  • Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go 2010

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Aug, 2015

    This allegory about mortality brilliantly forces the viewer to grapple with the realization of certain death and how we should lead our lives in the face of such inevitability. The reprieve of not knowing when or how you will die is eliminated through the plot. Take that away and the irrational hope for that miracle solution that will allow us to live forever, or at the very least, not think about dying too much, is gone. But once you know,…

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  • Beauty Day

    Beauty Day 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2012

    I'm a regular listener to the Film Junk Podcast, of which Jay Cheel is a founding contributor. I ordered my copy of Beauty Day a month or two ago and finally got around to watching it this weekend. Given the long wait (the film premiered over a year ago), the availability of Cap'n Video shenanigans on the internet and my familiarity with the director I had a difficult time managing my expectations. Not to mention that I grew up with…

  • Burden of Dreams

    Burden of Dreams 1982

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Apr, 2013

    Re-watch just to reaffirm my faith that stories like this can actually exist.