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  • This Is Where I Leave You 2014

    ★★★ Watched 27 Sep, 2014

    Nothing groundbreaking or surprising here but I laughed heartily and often and was unexpectedly moved by the film's end. Let's face it, it was going to be difficult to get me to dislike a movie with a cast like this. (But on the other hand, when I was doing my weekly update last night I TOTALLY forgot to add this film and had to come back today. So make of that what you will.)

  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 28 Sep, 2014

    Interesting and filled with engaging performances but feels strangely uneven. Given the unusual distribution of this film, it's hard to say if the problems lie within the story itself or just this edit. If anything, "Them" guarantees I will be seeking out "Him" and "Her" when they become available.

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  • Inglourious Basterds 2009

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Sep, 2009 2

    I can't even think of words to describe the ways I love this movie. Masterfully clever, shocking, nail-bitingly tense, hilarious - the cast is a once in a lifetime cavalcade of awesome and I have no doubt that there are a number of scenes that will be studied in film classes years from now. Definitely Quentin Tarantino's most mature, coherent film and arguably his best. QT deserved the Best Original Screenplay Oscar this year and it is a travesty that Melanie Laurent wasn't even nominated for her performance.

  • In Bruges 2008

    ★★★★ Watched 21 Oct, 2012

    Not at all what I was expecting - in a good way. Funny, interesting and surprisingly somber at times; I can see myself revisiting this film quite a bit in the future.