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  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★ Watched 26 Feb, 2015

    Credible, occasionally transcendent performance by Keaton, strong support from Stone and Ryan, and I liked the drums - but everything else is pretty much garbage, especially Norton.

    Speaking of garbage: Tim Garbage took me out to the garbage dump once so I could observe Garbage Time and really what it is, is, Tim stands there and stares at all the garbage and kind of quietly sobs the entire time. Sobs at the beauty of it. I didn't get it.

    But this garbage looked really great to me. I was constantly just wishing it wasn't garbage. 100% the Regal Arbor equivalent of Transformers-type Gateway fare.

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Jan, 2015

    True story.

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  • Jack Reacher

    Jack Reacher 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Jan, 2013 4

    When Werner Herzog tells you to eat your hand, you eat your fucking hand.

  • Rushmore

    Rushmore 1998

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Nov, 2012 2

    Probably the movie I've seen more than any other, and it still reduces me to a soggy lump by the ending every single time. Wes Anderson's funniest, sharpest, most deeply-felt film, this indelible portrait of a true American dreamer resonates across all boundaries and transcends, even now, its retrospectively-familiar exquisitely composed visuals and snappy soundtrack. Whatever your opinion of later Anderson stuff (I'm wishy-washy on some of it myself), Rushmore's unique magic is irresistible.