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  • Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Nov, 2015

    A wonderfully hopeful movie with an imperfect rhythm. Clooney is solid, as is Britt Robertson. It will ultimately fall by the wayside amongst other 2015 blockbusters, but it's vastly underrated.

  • Pixels

    Pixels 2015

    ★½ Watched 06 Nov, 2015

    With Adam Sandler and Kevin James, you get what you deserve for entertaining their projects in the first place. What's sad is that Pixels isn't without some visual flair.

  • Youth

    Youth 2015

    ★★★★ Added

    Sat down with 'Youth' this evening. What a magnificently acted, gorgeously shot film. Its narrative rhythm is all over the place, but it's captivating at every turn. Paolo Sorrentino truly does only make beautiful films.

  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Nov, 2015

    Some brutal hand-to-hand fight sequences in this one, lending some intimacy to the otherwise vast action landscape that defines this very big, very international franchise. It's at its best when it goes small. And it's at its very best in every moment that the fierce Rebecca Ferguson is on screen.

  • The Assassin

    The Assassin 2015

    ★½ Watched 24 Nov, 2015

    There is a wide gap between a film being slow and a film that's dull. Despite some beautiful scenery and a little bit of action, this one crosses into the dull territory.

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Feb, 2015

    Frenetic and filthy. Bloody beautiful, as a gentleman might effuse.

  • Fury

    Fury 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Feb, 2015

    That's a grisly war flick. Very well constructed and sharply executed.

  • Dear White People

    Dear White People 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Feb, 2015

    Sharply written and lead Tessa Thompson absolutely kills it.

  • Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

    Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Jan, 2015

    A loving oral history of National Lampoon. Creatively animated at times, full of wonder and tragety. Genuinely spirited.

  • Misery Loves Comedy

    Misery Loves Comedy 2015

    ★★★ Watched 29 Jan, 2015

    Meanders a bit, but the subjects are interesting enough to keep it interesting.

  • Cop Car

    Cop Car 2015

    ★★ Watched 26 Jan, 2015

    Third act is a major stress-out, but the rest is pretty bland.

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 25 Jan, 2015

    It earned the laughs, the tears and the cheers. Above all, Me and Earl and the Dying girl is earnest and quite wonderful. Also, its in-movie obsession with Werner Herzog warmed my heart.