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  • The Upside of Anger 2005

    ★★★½ Watched 12 Dec, 2014

    Solid and entertaining drama anchored by a never disappointing Joan Allen.

    Terry Ann's (Joan Allen) husband leaves her with her and doesn't even leave a note. She seeks solace in drinking and her sympathetic former baseball pro friend - well, he doesn't actually start out as a friend really - Denny (Kevin Costner). Denny actually manages to click with Terry Ann's daughters and in his laid-back style of living brings some release to her justifiable sadness and bitter demeanor.

    Joan…

  • Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Dec, 2014 1

    I'm not sure whether I would call the powerful Whiplash a perfect film, as it falls into some pitfalls of very conventional and predictable storytelling, but the experience it brings to the auditorium along with a learning experience and a personal musical reawakening make this one to end up high very high atop my year end list.

    J.K. Simmons is nothing short of brilliant as the instructor and band leader of the music conservatory young drummer Miles Teller attends. The…

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  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Oct, 2014 2

    It's probably good David Fincher made Alien 3 if only to confirm the fact that he is human after all.

    I am not quite sure what to say about Gone Girl other than pretty much acknowledging nay pledging my adulation for it right here. I want to say this isn't a perfect film, but I can't find any fault with it. From stars Ben Affleck - I never hated him, but after this i don't see why anyone still would…

  • Happy Christmas 2014

    ★★★ Watched 09 Dec, 2014

    A very slight and short family tale - even though it's damn near plotless so to call it a tale is a stretch - about a woman moving in with her brother and sister in law (and their baby, the talented son of the director, Mr. Jude Swanberg, yeah that's some nepotism right there - I'm kidding of course, the kid is quite the scene stealer) after her relationship has ended. She dives into irresponsible party life and disrupts the…