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  • Short Term 12

    Short Term 12 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Apr, 2015

    Well, I legit cried watching this one, so it was doing something right.

    Fantastic performances, excellent writing...just all-around stellar filmmaking.

  • Atari: Game Over

    Atari: Game Over 2014

    ★★½ Watched 10 Apr, 2015 1

    The stuff about Atari's creation and the actual back-story of the E.T. is pretty interesting, but I just couldn't get into how seriously the movie treats the search for (and excavation of) the game from the landfill. It heaps on the melodrama through both music and editing, and I guess maybe it WAS a moving moment for some of the people there...but I was left watching it and just thinking, "okay, you found the game...so?"

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  • It Follows

    It Follows 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Apr, 2015 2

    It's always tempting to look for the flaws in a movie with this much hype and positive buzz...but sometimes the movie is just really that good, folks. What is most impressive about It Follows is not just the incredible sense of tension it manages to build with such a simple (but creative) premise, but rather how modern and fresh it manages to feel even while indulging in the kind of "throw back" stylings that are really popular in the genre…

  • Death Wish II

    Death Wish II 1982

    ★★½ Watched 05 Apr, 2015

    With the first sequel, the Death Wish franchise instantly ditches a lot of the gritty realism that made the first film work, and instead turns into a cartoon. It's still fun, but it doesn't have the same power of the original. Despite being noticeably older, Bronson is now depicted as a much tougher guy than he was in the previous film, suddenly able to easily beat up bigger guys half his age. The gang members look punks from a comic…