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  • The Skeleton Twins 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 16 Oct, 2014

    I don't think enough films explore the bonds between siblings. So often it's romantic or parent-child relationships. I'm not a twin, but I have a little brother close in age to me and we both struggle with mental illness. Growing up, we had a pretty typical sibling rivalry, and there were times when I told anyone who would listen how much I hated him. Something my mom and my 8th grade teacher said has resonated with me all this time…

  • The Double 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 10 Oct, 2014

    Richard Ayoade's follow-up to the intriguing coming-of-age dramedy Submarine is the visually appealing and darkly humorous The Double. The aesthetic is drab, muted, and lifeless, sort of like the regressive dystopian future of Visioneers or a monochrome Terry Gilliam film. It's quite cinematic in some of the better moments of the film and it made me laugh (more like snicker) a bit, but toward the end it felt dramatically inert.

    Jesse Eisenberg plays human doormat Simon James, a young office…

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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…