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  • Frank 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    Super quirky, sure, but exposes the darkness underneath the whimsical facade. Surprisingly complicated too, given where our sympathies end up among our main characters. The cast is really good. This one snuck up on me.

  • The Drop 2014

    ★★★½ Added

    You say Dennis Lehane wrote this?! Why, I never!

    While that doesn't surprise me based on some of the narrative turns and various skeletons in the closet presented here, you gotta hand it to him for crafting a pretty solid character-centered crime drama like this, which didn't flip my wig, but got the job done. The climactic scene where a character's true colors are flown was kind of a stunner; the whole film builds to that, though, which means it builds to something in a slightly lower key than many are probably expecting.

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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.