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  • Her 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 10 Jan, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • World War Z 2013

    ★★★ Watched 20 Jun, 2013

    One part I am Legend and another part Contagion.

    Given all the production woes, it still manages to be an interesting action/thriller. The final act feels like an entirely different film, but that isn't entirely a bad thing.

    See it on the big screen with your friends. The CG zombies (and the non-CG zombies toward the end) look better than advertised.

    Ultimately, this is neither best nor the worst film you're going to see in 2013.

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  • Mud 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Jun, 2013 1

    If you're looking for one film this year in which the protagonist witnesses the rise and fall of a forbidden love-don't see Gatsby. Go see Mud instead.

    The only scene this coming-of-age story lacks is the "I'm in over my head" moment. The structure of the film prevented the catharsis and the climax from falling in tandem. Instead, we hear the bullet far before the trigger's pulled.

    With that said, Mud is still an amazing film that deserves to be seen by those looking to read between the lines and those looking for an enjoyable film.

  • Chronicle 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Feb, 2012

    Debut film by 26-year-old director Josh Trank follows three young protagonists as they obtain and learn to control telekinetic powers. It's Cloverfield meets Akira. It's X-Men meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It's deep and and it's shallow. Matthew, one of the protagonists, alludes to Plato's Allegory of the Cave. That is exactly what this movie is about. Dealing with the aftermath of having your perception of morality and reality shattered. Worth a view.