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  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★ Watched 18 Jan, 2015 9

    People love to bash the whitewashing of films, the lack of diversity in the Academy Award nominations, the monotony of American Indie film, yet everyone is lining up to praise Boyhood, a rather boring portrait of a young white male who doesn't have a particularly hard or interesting life. It's an intimate and technically impressive feat to chronicle in semi-real-time this boy's life, but it's so tame and unimpressive that it becomes meaningless. What is this movie trying to say?…

  • Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Jan, 2015 4

    I'm teetering between 3.5 and 4 stars but honestly either rating would still be shaky at best. Even more so than The Master, this PTA film is rather indecipherable at first glance. Adding to the lack of coherence was seeing this at an Alamo Drafthouse, for the first time, which I know believe is a terrible viewing experience for a movie you haven't already seen. Eating and more consequential, drinking, during a movie is not something that I enjoy doing…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968

    ★★★★★ Watched 01 Apr, 2012 21

    Let's be real, this is more a work of art than anything some old French or Italian dude painted a bunch of years ago. You don't have to watch any other movie to know that this is the best Sci-Fi movie ever made. One of the best movies, period. Amazing shot after amazing shot, through the entire film. It only takes you about five minutes into the movie to realize you are watching something truly amazing, and Kubrick doesn't disappoint.…

  • Tyrannosaur 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Jun, 2012 2

    This is a very powerful movie, led by a strong lead performance by Peter Mullan. He stars as Joseph, a rageful and violent man who is starting to see his own flaws but can't seem to change. He meets a woman, Hannah, and the movie documents a transitioning time in both their lives.

    I kind of put off watching this, these intense emotionally painful movies are not what I'm usually in the mood to watch, but this wasn't as hard…