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  • Boom Town 1940

    ★★★½ Rewatched 24 Jan, 2015

    Good cast in story about oil speculators. Lots of truth in the intriguing ups and downs of people dealing with the commodity early in the 20th century. Even then the importance of oil, its conservation, and the greed surrounding it are evident. Fun movie with good plot and fine acting.

  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Jan, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★ Watched 11 Jan, 2015

    A series of inconsequential events that befall a large group of characters about whom we care little as told by a director who could care less how much of the chronicles that enfold we understand -- that's what I got out of IV. Did I mention the famous actors involved? Joaquin Phoenix, looking like Charlie Manson in the second trimester of a hygiene strike; Josh Brolin mean, lean and chewing up a mouthful of pot leaves like Popeye on spinach;…

  • American Sniper 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Jan, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.