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  • Dear White People 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Oct, 2014 2

    As a high-achieving black high school student who could legitimately mark the "Multi-racial" box on the question about race/ethnicity, I had my pick of prestigious colleges. I didn't choose the school highest on the US News and Report rankings. Instead, I picked the school where my version of blackness would be most readily accepted. At the Ivy League school I visited, I was the only black person I saw outside of the airport during my two day stay. At another…

  • The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman 2013

    ★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014 2

    Well there's certainly a lot of movie here. Perhaps too much. Foreign gangsters, fated romance, conversations with ghosts, and drug induced adventures. It's extremely self-indulgent - someone was clearly working out some grief and playing into their wildest fantasies to achieve personal catharsis. The cast is an intriguing mix of former child stars Evan Rachel Wood, Shia LaBeouf, a very brief appearance from one of my favorites Aubrey Plaza, mixed with the wasted talents of veterans Mads Mikkelsen, Rupert Grint,…

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  • In Bruges 2008

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 15 Sep, 2012 28

    What a conversation between Harry and Ken would sound like if they were talking about some lame person who doesn't like this movie:

    Harry: So he's having a really nice time watching In Bruges?
    Ken: Well, I'm having a really nice time watching In Bruges. I'm not sure it's really his cup of tea. 
    Harry: (Stunned silence) What? 
    Ken: You know... I'm not sure it's really his thing. 
    Harry: What do you mean it's not really his thing? What's that…

  • Man of Steel 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 14 Jun, 2013 56

    An explosion of imagination and visual ingenuity, Man of Steel manages to feel like the future of cinema and an instant classic all at once. It follows the bare bones of the source material, then injects a strong dose of modernity and eliminates the duality between Clark Kent the journalist and Superman. The early reviews for this film are polarized for all the wrong reasons. Something that's been slowly building over the last few years has finally come to a…