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  • Little Accidents 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Sep, 2014

    While at times the subtext can get TOO obtuse, leading to occasional boredom, and the resolution feels a bit too sudden, gut-wrenching performances by Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook and child phenom Jacob Lofland elevate a taut script, and Rachel Morrison's 35mm cinematography adds a gorgeous grit to the proceedings. Marcelo Zarvos' minimalist, cello-based score is also a highlight.

    A strong debut from an intriguing writer-director, Sara Colangelo.

  • The Guest 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Sep, 2014

    A rollicking good time. While some performances are slightly shaky, Dan Stevens is perfectly cast and editor/director Adam Wingard and his screenwriter Simon Barrett pace the film delicately, crafting a meticulous slow burn that brings out the tension (and humor) in just about every scene.

    A loving homage to the 80s that made me almost not hate the 80s(!), The Guest teaches us that politeness and kindness are not always (and often aren't) synonymous.

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  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie 2003

    ★★★ Rewatched 12 Jul, 2012

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

  • Tarzan 1999

    ★★★★ Rewatched 21 Jun, 2012 2

    This film is actually excellent. I hadn't seen it since childhood, and now I remember why I liked it. It wasn't the jokes--they were childish and fairly inane and I recognized that back then as well. It was the plot, the characters, and the music. The drama of this story is alternately light and dark but always has a strong sense of character and narrative drive--Tarzan is actually a BRILLIANT drama, with some catchy songs. Also President Grant from Scandal is Tarzan. He would be Tarzan.