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  • It Follows

    It Follows 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 May, 2015

    I am a big fan of horror films that focus on slow, creeping tension without a lot of jump scares or gore, and this perfectly hit the spot. It's creepy not because things jump out at you every five minutes, but because the situation itself is just scary. The soundtrack is a fascinating throwback to older horror scores, and while it took me a little while to get into the groove of that, by the end I was completely sold…

  • Tiramisu

    Tiramisu 2002

    ★★ Watched 24 May, 2015

    This movie has a sweet premise (though the Netflix reviews compare it a LOT to Ghost, which I have not seen, so I can't say how original it is), but the execution falls very flat. The visuals are muddled and ugly, the tone of the movie is uncertain, and sometimes even the genre of the film is in question. Is this a supernatural romance? A drama about loss? A dance movie with a twist? The movie tries to be all…

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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…