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  • Mistress America

    Mistress America 2015

    ★★★ Watched 29 Dec, 2015

    Pleasant enough, but as Baumbach approaches Peak Screwball, his characters are talking past each other in a way that probably makes the screenplay a lot more fun to read than to watch. At least in KICKING IN SCREAMING they sometimes acknowledged the non sequiturs.

  • Southpaw

    Southpaw 2015

    ★★ Watched 20 Dec, 2015

    there may be a sports movie cliché that's not in this but I'm not sure what that would be. strong lead performance but the rest of the movie needs to pick itself up and TRAIN HARDER DAMNIT BEAT HIS ASS BEAT HIS ASS YOU CAN DO THIS

    James Horner deserved a better swansong than having Eminem v3.0 yelling over the credits

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  • Transsiberian

    Transsiberian 2008

    ★★★½ Rewatched 15 Jun, 2012 3

    Starts off like a modern-day "The Lady Vanishes" and then bounces jerkily around before ending up as a somewhat standard thriller that teeters on the brink of Generic Action Movie at the end but pulls back. The whole thing is rather sloppy and relies on a combination of extreme contrivance (oh no drugs are falling out of my backpack! please don't look at the next picture on my camera!) and bafflingly stupid actions from Emily Mortimer (going off into the…

  • Project X

    Project X 2012

    ½ Watched 07 Jul, 2012 2

    This will make you hate:
    (a) yourself for watching it
    (b) every entitled asshole character and America in general
    (c) the world for letting it exist; the state of humanity
    (d) ALL OF THE ABOVE

    If you like this movie--even "ironically"--you need to be fucking destroyed.