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  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 28 Aug, 2014

    If you adore the 7 Up documentary series like I do, you will find a lot to love in this film. With all its roughness, it can’t considered masterful cinema, but it has a different rare quality: it makes you ponder your own life.

  • No 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Mar, 2013

    They should show this in design/marketing school. A better film about advertising than “Art & Copy”.

    Shot with a 1980s video camera (for authenticity) that sometimes distracts, but only momentarily — the story and performances are just too riveting.

    Also, ladies, if you like looking at Gael García Bernal’s face, there are plenty of extended closeups for your viewing pleasure.

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  • The Tree of Life 2011

    ★★★★½ Added

    I will probably need to see this many more times before I really get it, but I knew it was special on the first viewing, even without the Malick hype.

    It is unclear, fragmented, difficult to follow. But this is how life works. "The Tree of Life" is the most accurate representation of memory I've ever seen in film.

  • Raging Bull 1980

    ★★ Added

    Maybe I'm not masculine enough to understand the greatness of this film. Obviously well shot and acted, but the story does not intrigue me and I had no sympathy for the man.