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  • Selma 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Jan, 2015

    I'm going to refrain from discussing how sadly timely this movie feels today, and concentrate on the film itself - because, quite frankly, there will never NOT be a time where this film's subject matter will be unimportant. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the most important figures in American history, and it definitely felt like he was overdue a theatrical feature highlighting his work. Here, we now have a very good one...though not perfect. I think there's a…

  • Life Itself 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 05 Jan, 2015 1

    Roger Ebert's death in 2013 hit me a lot harder than I expected. My normal response to hearing about a celebrity death is to think "aw, that's too bad," and then get on my with day. But Ebert's passing stuck with me, and for a while I couldn't even really figure out why. It was a few days later that it finally dawned on me - Ebert was so much more important to my life than I had realized. Growing…

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  • The Last Stand 2013

    ★½ Added 1

    Look, Arnie fans, I get it. I'm right there with you. You want to believe the action star we once loved is back, and all is right with the world. But, seriously, stop lying to yourselves. Step back and ask yourselves - does this really live up to the Arnie classics? Is this really anything more than a DTV-level piece of garbage, with NO memorable lines, crappy digital blood and uninspiring action sequences? Don't get me wrong, I still the…

  • Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Jan, 2015

    I could have done without the staged reenactments, but overall this was a very captivating look at an incredible five days that were more gripping than most fictional action films.