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  • M.A.S.H. 1970

    ★★ Watched 31 Jan, 2015

    I've seen MAYBE two episodes of the TV show, years ago, so I was coming to this fairly new. And I struggled with this movie. It's so unpleasant to watch, a dark comedy not only because of the circumstance but because it's centered around some of the most awful, unlikable characters ever. A little digging, however, indicates, this might be the point. The top-ranked IMDb review says: "Here we don't see courage or valor or heroism or honor; we see…

  • Tekkonkinkreet 2006

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2015

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

    This movie is... not what I expected it to be. The first 20 minutes or so feel like a lighthearted adventure with some crime elements sprinkled in, but as the story goes on it gets darker and darker, and I got more and more sucked into the story. I'm still not sure I can at any point tell you exactly what *happens* in the story, but I can tell you that it *felt* heartbreaking and meaningful and intense and lovely.…

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis 2013

    ★★★ Watched 05 Apr, 2014 3

    Like so many movies by the Coens, I'm not exactly sure what to make of this. I like individual moments, but I'm not certain I can say it hangs together as a whole. My least favorite thing about the Coens has always been their ending choices, which frequently feel like they just abruptly stopped making the movie, rather than actually *ending* their story. That is definitely the case here, and I am once again left unsatisfied and a little puzzled…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 09 Aug, 2014

    At this point, this is my favorite Marvel superhero movie (I had to think for a bit about whether I liked it better than Iron Man, but I'm going to go with yes). It's what I wanted The Avengers to be: a light-hearted adventure with delightful characters and some surprisingly moving emotional moments. And I knew pretty early on I was going to love it. Specifically, the moment where Chris Pratt dances through the alien cave. The humor running throughout…