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  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close 2011

    Watched 31 May, 2015

    First off, hated the kid. The worst example of a "movie kid" who doesn't act anything like a real kid, and on top of that the movie asks you to buy his precociousness as being endearing, when by any real-world standard he's a complete shit. Nope, sorry, didn't buy any of it. Every moment with this kid is grating, and unfortunately, he's in the whole movie.

    This is the third time I've quickly become exhausted with Stephen Daldry's constant "parade…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Aug, 2014

    I believe is one of the few movies about which you can accurately say that the filmmakers understand what made Star Wars so special:

    -There are a lot of special effects and a wide scope, but the emphasis is on story and character.
    -Everyone is well-defined. You understand what they are doing and why. The action means something because you understand the personal stakes for each main character.
    -The world seems vast and expansive, but they only give you a…

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  • Linda Linda Linda

    Linda Linda Linda 2005

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 17 Jun, 2012

    A fantastic little story about teenage girls who try to learn a few rock songs in advance of a school festival. It doesn't sound like much on paper, but it is beautifully executed on screen: characters who are quirky and unique but have depth, an unobtrusive and bare-bones filmmaking style that nevertheless seems to always find director Yamashita picking the right shot, and fantastic music. Listen to the title track as performed by the film's actresses and as performed by…

  • The Green Hornet

    The Green Hornet 2011

    ★½ Watched 17 Apr, 2014

    This appears to be a parody or "deconstruction" of super-hero origin stories. You know how sometimes you start deconstructing a subject, and you keep deconstructing and deconstructing, until you go so far that the subject just loses all meaning and significance? This is that movie.