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  • Her 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    Right from the opening scene, I knew I was going to fall in love with this movie. It sets up a compelling sci-fi near future, a sympathetic cast of characters, and a quirky but fascinating love story. It's one of those movies that I have a lot of trouble talking about because I liked it so much on a very instinctive level. There were several moments where I found myself tearing up because I connected so deeply to the characters…

  • They Live 1988

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Jul, 2014

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

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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…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Apr, 2014

    The movie does get a little long, but for the most part, this is a wildly entertaining ride. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill play beautifully off each other, creating a very funny dynamic that carries the rest of the movie. The use of not only voiceover narration but direct-to-the-camera narration as well perfectly fits the tone of the entire movie, making us feel like we are complicit in Jordan's schemes. And, honestly, it does make it hard not to like…