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  • Stockholm, Pennsylvania

    Stockholm, Pennsylvania 2015

    ★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2015

    Strong performances are forced to linger, they softens. It's an edit away from being a gripping, dour tale.

  • The Summer of Sangaile

    The Summer of Sangaile 2015

    ★★★ Watched 22 Jan, 2015

    Finally a movie that combines young lesbian love, self harm and a passion for aviation. The first half of this movie is mesmerizing, alluring stuff. But as it pulls back it loses focus and crawls to a close.

  • The Bronze

    The Bronze 2015

    ★★½ Watched 22 Jan, 2015

    Opens the routine strong, stumbles in the middle and fails to stick the landing. Get it? It's about gymnastics.

  • The Interview

    The Interview 2014

    ★★★ Watched 24 Dec, 2014

    Franco and Rogen have been better -- especially with This is the End -- but this is by no means a lesser effort. It's full of oddity and dick jokes, but it's also spewing a little bit of social truth. Not to be taken too seriously, but also worth a watch.

  • Selma

    Selma 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Dec, 2014

    Made my chest hurt. Required some silent moments after. A powerful piece of filmmaking. It deserves all the praise it will receive.

  • Calvary

    Calvary 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 12 Dec, 2014

    CALVARY is absolutely gutting. Also beautiful. Glad I watched it alone. Sobbing around others isn't quite my style.

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 05 Oct, 2014

    It's hot and it's cold, dark and light, sadistically cynical and more fun than you'd expect. And yes, that ending is pretty fucked up. Fincher was just right for this particular story.

  • Obvious Child

    Obvious Child 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Sep, 2014

    Jenny Slate is exceptional in every way.

  • The Boxtrolls

    The Boxtrolls 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Sep, 2014

    A special kind of movie.

  • Redeemer

    Redeemer 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Sep, 2014

    Needs a good, lean edit, but otherwise a kick-ass ride with an interesting premise.

  • John Wick

    John Wick 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Sep, 2014

    The best balls-out shoot em up I've seen in a long time. Energetic, violent and well-crafted from script to choreography.

  • Goodnight Mommy

    Goodnight Mommy 2014

    ★★ Watched 23 Sep, 2014

    I was deeply disturbed and offended by Goodnight Mommy. I'm told that was the point. I don't care.