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  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 22 May, 2015

    I can't be the only one burnt out on the Marvel Cinematic universe can I? While I probably rated the first Avengers higher than it should have, I couldn't help but be swept up in the hype and seeing it at midnight with a packed room of screaming fans really helped. The sequel feels like it has a better storyline and is able to give the Avengers some more backstory and development (FInally, Hawkeye is revelant) but at the end…

  • The Music Room

    The Music Room 1958

    ★★★★ Watched 18 May, 2015

    I was hoping for a film that would really make me feel something or profoundly impact me and while this is an introduction to Ray and early Indian Cinema there is a lot to like including some stunningly shot sequences and memorable metaphorical imagery (the bug in the glass was my favorite). The film looks beautiful and is very interesting but it didn't leave me as fulfilled as I was hoping, with a storyline that drags on a bit too long to a pretty dark conclusion that I was not expecting.

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  • 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…

  • Enemy

    Enemy 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2014 1

    One of my most anticipated of 2014 turns out to be one of the best of the year for me. Some people will go into watching this expecting something straightforward or a standard thriller. This film is definitely more of a complex, psychological film that is creepy and engulfing to watch. Jake Gyllenhaal nails the dual roles, the camerawork and score are all moody and add to the atmosphere. I wish the film was longer and explained some things but Holy Shit, did my heart stop at that ending. Wow.