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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★ Watched 02 Nov, 2014

    I think I might be done with superhero films, or at least those from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This film is eminently competent... but, well, when you're reaching for 'eminently competent' to describe an experience maybe that's a sign you at least need to take a break.

    It's a shame in some ways because I actually enjoy the Captain America character. In a post-Watchman, post-Christopher Nolan world, it stretches credulity for almost any superhero not to question their own moral…

  • 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.

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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.