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  • Labor Day 2013

    ★★★ Watched 22 Aug, 2014

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

  • Don't Drink the Water 1994

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Aug, 2014

    Oh, I do love Woody Allen comedies quite a lot. His writing is just so much fun, with a great combination of witty wordplay, clever aphorisms, and just outrageous absurdity. While this wasn't my favorite thing he's ever done, I got plenty of laughs out of it. Even though it was filmed in the later part of his career, it was based on a play he wrote in the 1960s, and you can tell -- its comedic style is much…

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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…