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  • Coming Home

    Coming Home 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Jun, 2016

    A heartbreaking, historical version of 50 first dates with some great lead performances and melodrama but the film really began to test on my patience and felt like it was just constantly repeating itself although it does have a pretty good gut punch ending.

  • Lost River

    Lost River 2014

    ★★½ Watched 18 Jun, 2016

    The cinematography and soundtrack are great, and I love the whole concept of modern day Detroit as this kind of dreamy, creepy Grimm's Fairy Tale but the film often feels like Ryan Gosling and Nicholas Winding Refn jerked each other off to a David Lynch film.

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  • The Gift

    The Gift 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Jul, 2015 2

    Woo! First review on here!

    I'm not sure if the rating is too generous or too harsh but it's definitely better than I expected it to be. Don't let the trailers/marketing fool you either. While this film has the elements of a horror flick it is far more slow burn drama/thriller than horror and don't let the R rating fool you either because besides a few F Bombs it could have easily been PG-13.

    I've been a longtime fan of…

  • Nebraska

    Nebraska 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Jan, 2014

    Alexander Payne is the master of good, quirky family drama without dialing up the quirk. This movie wasn't the masterpiece I was hoping for but I am a definite sucker for Father-Son drama, black & white cinematography, and movies about small towns. All the acting is superb especially Bruce Dern and June Squibb who are never affectionate but feel so real as an old couple. Actually the whole family feels extremely real and that's what I loved most about. Even Will…