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  • We Live in Public

    We Live in Public 2009

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 04 Jul, 2015

    Third time watching We Live in Public.

    This was the first time I actually realized why I really love it so much. I would have thought it was because of the unique and constantly relevant story being told, or the incredible soundtrack. Nope. It is the dark tone that keeps me coming back for rewatches.

    Ondi Timoner is probably my favorite documentary filmmaker, despite me having only seen 3 of her 5 feature length docs. While Dig! and We Live…

  • Michael Clayton

    Michael Clayton 2007

    ★★★½ Watched 25 Jun, 2015

    Clooney and Swinton are excellent, but I fear the only thing I won't have completely forgotten about this film ten years from now will be Tom Wilkinson's deservedly Oscar-nominated performance.

  • Searching for Bobby Fischer

    Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993

    ★★★★½ Watched 23 Jun, 2015

    Some really outstanding editing and sound design. Helps that it's a hell of a story,too.

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Jun, 2015

    Inside Out is somehow the most complex Pixar film yet and the most cliched of all their films. While the themes are just about as lofty as an animated film can offer and there is plenty of meta-humor (to use perhaps the most overused term in comedy) to go around, the plot is very predictable and typical (think Are We There Yet levels of frustrating plot-points).

    The film follows 11 year old Riley's emotions, as they struggle with the pre-puberty…

  • The Birdcage

    The Birdcage 1996

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Jun, 2015 2

    While Robin Williams, Hank Azaria (who kind of steals the show) and -to be honest- the rest of the cast are actually better than their French counterparts and Nathan Lane somehow, impossibly, hangs in there with Michel Serrault, there is just something absent in the Birdcage that La Cage aux Folles somehow captured.

    While both are delightful, hilarious, and unrelentingly sweet, I'll still take the original over Nichols' still-great American version.

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Jun, 2015

    There is basically no possible way that Jurassic World could have lived up to the same sense of awe triggered by 1993's Jurassic Park. The good news is that Jurassic World knows this and is refreshingly self-aware of its place as not only a sequel, but a sequel to one of the most impressive films (for its achievements in special effects at the very least) ever.

    The film follows not Tim and not Lex, when they arrive to visit their…

  • Chef

    Chef 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 09 Jun, 2015

    You don't have to love it, but I'm immediately skeptical of anyone who all out hates this movie.

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia 1962

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Jun, 2015

    Just had an opportunity to see this in 70mm at a special screening. It was my first time ever seeing it.

    I could practically feel George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and Ridley Scott's desire to make movies, since it was dripping with shots and moments that were already so familiar to me. It is about as cinematic as anything I've ever seen.

    One particularly extraordinary moment came during a scene where men were travelling across a long stretch of…

  • Entourage

    Entourage 2015

    ★★★ Watched 02 Jun, 2015

    The kind of over-the-top, masterbatory misogynism that we've all come to know and love from a show with one good looking guy and no ugly women.

    Still, there is SOMETHING about Entourage, isn't there? It is definitely a certain representation of the perceived inner-workings of Hollywood (and I assume it leans more toward true than false) and, even with all its faults, it still manages to entertain after all these years.

    This is not a good movie. However, fans of…

  • Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 28 May, 2015

    Fun and entertaining, but not nearly as ambitious as Brad Bird probably wanted it to be. I get the sense that Disney was very careful and constricting, like they were afraid to actually make a good movie. (side note: they really suck when it comes to live action movies, don't they? John Carter should have been advertised more.)

    While Tomorrowland sort of plays out like "what if Elizabeth Swann stayed in England and went around talking to weird people about…

  • Pitch Perfect 2

    Pitch Perfect 2 2015

    ★★★★ Rewatched 25 May, 2015

    Loses something the second time. Realized that there were in fact some pretty lame moments (mostly that finale. I stand by it: the best team did not win, for the second movie straight).

    Still funnier than the first, if not especially different.

  • Neighbors

    Neighbors 2014

    ★★★ Rewatched 22 May, 2015

    I was unfair to this movie when I saw it in the theater. I had problems with them ignoring their child and the fact that they were really shitty people. Rewatching it last night, I realized that was probably the point. These are all horrible people. They deserve each other.

    Plenty of great laughs and the entire cast oozes chemistry. Glad I gave it another shot.