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  • The American President

    The American President 1995

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Mar, 2015

    I know, you're all shocked I gave an Aaron Sorkin film five stars. Yeah, the direction is stodgy at times, but who gives a shit? It's Sorkin writing two of his best characters in a romantic comedy, something he's always secretly-not-so-secretly excelled at. A fantastic cast, top-to-bottom, sells this fairytale prelude to The West Wing. As Woody Allen once said, "wouldn't it be great if LIFE were like this?"

  • It Follows

    It Follows 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Mar, 2015

    An existential nightmare. Welcome to stardom, Maika Monroe. Dense, thematically rich, layered filmmaking. Gorgeous cinematography. Exquisite slow-burn pacing. THAT FUCKING SCORE. The best horror film I've seen in years--and I watched Babadook just last week. I'll definitely be revisiting this one--like a great novel, it begs to be unpacked, analyzed and discussed. One of the best of the year, for certain.

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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. Byrne is the only one who emerged unscathed.

    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…