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  • The Theory of Everything 2014

    ★★★ Watched 14 Dec, 2014

    An adequate biopic, neither boring nor particularly engaging. The performances are solid and the cinematography is as beautiful as the hype suggests, but after Hawking's disease and his relationship with Jane are established, it becomes more of a checklist than a story, things happening to characters rather than characters making things happen. With a smaller focus and more breathing room for the actors, it could've been something special, but as it is, the film feels oh god there's a perfect opportunity for a paralysis joke here isn't there holy shit holy shit.

  • Neighbors 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 13 Dec, 2014

    Nonstop funny and ridiculously well-made for a movie like this, especially in comparison to Stoller's previous films (all of which I like, all of which are visually flat). The script is tight and the filmmakers try something new and creative in every scene. Definitely stands up to repeated viewings.

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  • Holy Motors 2012

    ★½ Watched 31 Dec, 2012 13

    To say that Holy Motors has been praised would be the understatement of the century. It has been discussed and interpreted more than probably any other movie this year. Furthermore, seemingly every major critic loves it. It has a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, an 84 on Metacritic, and my boy Film Crit Hulk placed it at the very top of his 2012 list, ahead of Django Unchained, The Master, Looper, and several other terrific titles. However, there's something none of…

  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 22 Mar, 2012 3

    "I just wanna feel that we both wanna, like, be in love. I want it so...bad."

    Have you ever felt like you're drifting aimlessly through life? Have you ever longed for someone to love, a longing that runs so deep you can hardly contain your emotions when you're alone in your bed in the middle of the night? Have you ever felt like everyone's abandoned you? Have you ever felt like none of it means anything? Have you ever felt…