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  • Palo Alto 2014

    ★★★½ Added

    Its reach might exceed its grasp at points, but it's quite fine, and not only for a debut feature. Those Coppolas, I tell ya.

  • God's Pocket 2014

    ★★★½ Added

    No real need to dogpile on this one, though it's not great; PSH and the rest of the class ground it in enough of a recognizable, rumpled humanity to compensate for some on-the-nose storytelling moments. I also found its blend of tones deftly handled as far as these things go. Perhaps I went in with really low expectations, but they were exceeded, anyway.

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  • Her 2013

    ★★★★★ Added 1

    Perceptive, warm and humane in ways I didn't know I could expect from a movie with this premise. But strip away the sci-fi sheen and what do you have? The story of every relationship, or at least every love. And the story of self-actualization and growth beyond a partner, and the story of grief over a past failed relationship, and all these broad themes about longing and connection writ so small, but so precisely. There are moments in this film…

  • Looper 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 1

    Just outstanding, imaginative, humanistic science fiction of the highest order. Incredible! More than fulfills the promise of Rian Johnson as a visionary director, if you somehow weren't convinced by BRICK and THE BROTHERS BLOOM. Thrills and action and big ideas with a warm, beating heart in the center.