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  • Tab Hunter Confidential

    Tab Hunter Confidential 2015

    ★★★ Watched 16 Oct, 2015

    A must for classic movie buffs though it's not breaking any new ground as a documentary. Still fun peak at Hollywood's closet (always ajar) and, more intriguingly, the continual showbiz battle before public persona and actual self

  • How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)

    How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2015

    Beautifully shot coming of age drama. Not sure about the nihilistic takeaway but refreshing to see a coming of age drama with a major LGBT component where the gayness is almost incidental

  • Bridge of Spies

    Bridge of Spies 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Oct, 2015

    Tom Hanks regained his magic with Captain Phillips and it continues here. Central engaging presence goes a long way in selling this frosty espionage drama

  • The Second Mother

    The Second Mother 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Oct, 2015

    Brazil's terrific Oscar submission. Regina Casé is great. Also enjoyed the static camera visual strategy which sold the upstairs/downstairs division of socioeconomic employer/employee divides well.

  • The Danish Girl

    The Danish Girl 2015

    ★★★½ Rewatched 20 Oct, 2015

    Vikander even better the second time. And totally the lead of the picture. Boo supporting campaign.

  • Flowers

    Flowers 2014

    ★★★ Watched 20 Oct, 2015

    Spain's Oscar submission. well structured and intriguing for a time. Maybe pushes its luck

  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard 1950

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 13 Jul, 2015

    Masterpiece. Watched for our series "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"

  • Cinderella

    Cinderella 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 13 Mar, 2015

    Story is excessively familiar of course but what a handsome production. Loved nearly everything but the pumpkin jokes and the CG mice. Full Review

  • Paris is Burning

    Paris is Burning 1990

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Jan, 2015

    holds up. still one of the greatest time capsule documentaries ever made

  • Sleeping with Other People

    Sleeping with Other People 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Jan, 2015

    I saw a nearly finished version of this at a private screening with Leslye and her friends. Happy to hear people loving it here at Sundance! (I'm only adding this in January 2015 since we weren't supposed to utter a peep in October 2014 !) Like Bachelorette it's often raunchy big laughs. This one is more of a traditional romcom underneath its randy exteriors.

  • Glassland

    Glassland 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Jan, 2015

    a compassionate but bleak drama. But someone finally gave Toni Collette a real role again! My review

  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl

    The Diary of a Teenage Girl 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Jan, 2015

    Frank sexual awakening film. A couple of notes on this one.