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  • Blackhat 2015

    ★★★½ Added

    Pacing's not great, but every time I came close to checking out, I got pulled back in by something quintessentially Michael Mann. What's with the hate? It's not particularly amazing, but even if only measured by the standards of a completely ridiculous January action movie, it's pretty good, and by Mann standards, it hits all the auteur checkboxes and is nothing less than interesting. But I'm a Mann guy (a Mann man?), so, you know.

  • Son of a Gun 2014

    ★★★½ Added

    Familiar, but decent.

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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…

  • Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    A stunning performance from Jake Gyllenhaal leading an impressive, darkly comic thriller about what happens when an individual with no moral compass enters a profession with few ethical boundaries. Loved it.