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  • The Imposter

    The Imposter 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Jul, 2015

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

    Well, this was fascinating. Also, it was nice to watch a movie, period, as I pretty much haven't been doing that these past two months. But that's not relevant. While I find many documentaries have to work very hard to make a real-life story as interesting as a fabricated one, this movie is intriguing all the way through, and the fact that there are some questions we just don't get answers to adds an extra layer of intrigue. I was…

  • Snakes on a Plane

    Snakes on a Plane 2006

    ★★½ Watched 17 Jul, 2015

    I really enjoy what this movie was trying to do. The campy, over-the-top action scenes are really a lot of fun to watch as snakes attack people in some truly hilarious and bizarre ways. The moments of uber-simplified exposition are effective and mercifully short so we can get right back to crazy snake attacks. The movie does exactly the right thing in not giving any of the characters important or significant personalities, because they are incredibly disposable. Where this movie…

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    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

    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…