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  • The Wind Rises 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 30 Jun, 2014

    Here Miyazaki proves there's a graceful way to approach the biopic and conjures up a truly gorgeous film in the process. The animation recreates the setting and atmosphere of WWII-era Japan in a way that feels realistic and detailed, and the flights of dreamy fantasy the film frequently takes are stunning to behold. There's a lot going on in The Wind Rises--it's a character study, it's a tragic romance, it's a snapshot of a tumultuous time and place, it's a…

  • They Came Together 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 29 Jun, 2014

    It's a parody of rom-coms conceived by David Wain and his usual band of cohorts, and it's just as bizarre and funny as you'd expect. Those 80 minutes are truly laugh-a-minute, with humor ranging from the highbrow and meta to the lowbrow and just plain goofy. Paul Rudd is god-status at this point.

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  • Holy Motors 2012

    ★½ Watched 31 Dec, 2012 12

    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…