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  • 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 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 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 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 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Sep, 2014

    Jenny Slate is exceptional in every way.

  • The Boxtrolls 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Sep, 2014

    A special kind of movie.

  • Redeemer 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Sep, 2014

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

  • 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 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.

  • Everly 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Sep, 2014

    It's a slightly more claustrophobic, raw version of Kill Bill.

  • In Order of Disappearance 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Sep, 2014

    I love black comedy and revenge killing. This movie had a lot of both.

  • Bros Before Hos 2013

    ★★★ Watched 24 Sep, 2014

    As per usual, Steffen and Flip have made the most inappropriate movie that I've seen (and laughed at) all year. I hate these guys, but I can't stop watching.