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  • This Is Martin Bonner 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2014

    The director previously made the film "Luke and Brie on a first date" which I loathed. His follow-up film is another quiet film, filled with conversations and well-framed shots. The film doesn't lead to a big climax, powerful revelations, or feature emotional drama or much of a plot but is absorbing because of the two lead characters and their commitments to the roles. They are both likable leads who are facing the same problems from different points of view. A small, low-budget gem.

  • Dreams of a Life 2011

    ★★½ Watched 17 Aug, 2014

    A documentary with a fascinating story and commentary on truly "knowing" supposed friends eventually is letdown by the mundane treatment of the material with reenactment overload and friends and family offering their sometimes mean-spirited commentary on Joyce.

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  • 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 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2014 3

    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.