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  • Hail, Caesar!

    Hail, Caesar! 2016

    ★★½ Watched 07 Feb, 2016

    A lesser Coen effort buoyed by Roger Deakins' perfect cinematography, strong performances (hi, Josh Brolin, Alden Ehrenreich and Alison Pill!), and an oddly television-esque yet typically well-crafted structure. The "No Dames" sequence is incredible, but the general lack of laughs doomed this one for me.

  • Cobain: Montage of Heck

    Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Feb, 2016

    The kind of movie I could see my brother making someday. A rare type of formally and compositionally inventive documentary.

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  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie

    The Lizzie McGuire Movie 2003

    ★★★ Rewatched 12 Jul, 2012

    A classic. It's terrible in almost every way. But it's a classic.

  • Annie

    Annie 2014

    Watched 12 Nov, 2014 1

    Misguided on almost every level.

    I'm a Will Gluck fan. I'm a Jamie Foxx fan. I'm a Jay-Z fan. I'm a Rose Byrne fan. I feel terrible for all of them.

    Ten thoughts, to summarize:

    1) Auto-tune is a serious problem. Jamie Foxx can sing, but you wouldn't know it. It's a style thing, I guess... but I can't even hear the lyrics, the auto tuned vocals are so buried in the mix.
    2) It's not funny. Like at all.…