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  • Love & Basketball

    Love & Basketball 2000

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 11 Apr, 2015 2

    I think, even if you're totally disinterested in basketball, that this movie is such a superbly-told love story, it's worth giving it a shot. Standout performances by Omar Epps, and especially Sanaa Lathan, anchor a true-to-life relationship over 20 years in the making.

    If you do happen to be a basketball fan, the verisimilitude and attention to detail provides that much more tension to already entertaining scenes of play. For instance: Lathan's first-person sequence during her high school championship game.…

  • Furious 7

    Furious 7 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Apr, 2015

    Dumb as hell. Fucking ridiculous. Very, very fun.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Nov, 2014

    I don't know about you, but the premise sounds dull enough that I would have passed on this movie if not for some really positive word of mouth. And am I glad I listened, because Whiplash is thrilling -- I mean, scenes of jazz band rehearsal had me actually thrilled more than any goddamn helicopter explosion or whatever probably could have.

    Miles Teller plays an unassuming college freshman, the kind of teen who still goes to the movies with his…

  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

    It's Such a Beautiful Day 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 29 Mar, 2014

    A strange, painful, beautiful, lovely work of art. At once a harrowing microcosm and a soaring macrocosm . Normally, I roll my eyes at the term "masterpiece," but holy shit, what else would you call this.