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  • Her 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Oct, 2014

    I haven't watched a film like this in a while. Blockbuster films have a familiar, even reassuring, rhythm to them. Like fast food, you know what you're getting. I never knew where Her was going and I never knew where I stood on Theodore's relationship with Samantha. At times, that made me uncomfortable but it also made me think. Perhaps the discomfort was merely the stretching of muscles I haven't used in a long time.

  • Maleficent 2014

    ★★ Watched 19 Oct, 2014

    The elements are there for this to be something great but the film ends having fallen far short of its potential. The pacing feels rushed, key plot elements don't make sense and, most crucially, relationships between characters frequently feel underdeveloped.

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  • Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno 2014

    ★★★ Watched 14 Aug, 2014

    This and the next film are really one story and as a result, it's difficult to properly judge this film on its own. A ton of characters are introduced and very little is resolved. The good news is that with so much going on, things are never boring. I look forward to giving a fuller appraisal in September.

  • Rounders 1998

    ★★ Watched 30 Apr, 2013

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