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  • Blue Jasmine 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Feb, 2014

    Woody's modern reworking of a Streetcar Named Desire.

  • The Counselor 2013

    ★★½ Watched 16 Feb, 2014

    So Cormac McCarthy actually wrote the screenplay for this, and it was, at points, painfully obvious. It felt at times that McCarthy was trying to write Tarantino-esque dialogue, but couldn't quite pull it off, because real people don't talk that way. In one scene it was like Brad Pitt's lips were just moving as he read McCarthy's lines.

    There are interesting bits to this movie, which feels like it wanted to be a character study instead of a crime drama,…

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