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  • Neighbors

    Neighbors 2014

    ★★★ Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    Points for Rose Byrne keeping her original accent.

    Points for little Franco being as silly as the older Franco used to be.

    Points for Ike Barinholtz, Craig Roberts, the Lonely Island, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Jason Mantzoukas, Lisa Kudrow, Randall Park

    Points for a stupidly cute baby.

    Points for an R.E.M.-soundtracked mental breakdown over being called Assjuice.

    Points for great use of party lights.


    Other than that, it tends to drag in points, but it's likable. It pokes fun at "bro culture" just enough to keep the film fun.

  • The Life Before Her Eyes

    The Life Before Her Eyes 2007

    ★★ Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    Christ on a bike, what did I just watch?

    Should I mark this for spoilers? I try to be vague, but it's also a case of wanting to prevent anyone from wasting their time on this.

    I got sucked in by the promise of Oscar Isaac and "a woman's survivor's guilt from a Columbine-like event twenty years ago causes her present-day idyllic life to fall apart." Oscar Isaac delivers, of course, not so much on the acting front, but he…

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  • War Horse

    War Horse 2011

    ★★ Watched 14 Feb, 2014 35

    What a shitfest. I would probably have liked this film better if it had been about a cat. Or, hell, even about that goose that walks around on the farm at the beginning of this film. That was a great goose.

    For a film called 'War Horse', it takes a long time for the 'war'-element to enter, so for the first 50 minutes, it's mainly 'horse' - and I happened to skip the horse part in my coming of age.…

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Apr, 2015 1

    I really wanted to see this when I was in London, but was actually turned away from a screening because it was Parents & Babies only, and you're not actually allowed in if you don't have a baby with you. Okay.

    The posters around town mentioned 'This is Spinal Tap' quite extensively, which is a tough act to follow. In case this film blowed, I already had my joke-y review ready: "How much more bleak could this film be? The answer…