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  • The Signal 2014

    ★★ Added

    I enjoy having the rug pulled out from under me as much as anyone else, but this film, like, has no rug.

  • Wish I Was Here 2014

    ★★ Added

    If this is Zach Braff unchecked, somebody fuckin' check him.

    It's not AWFUL (there are moments), but it's never clear just what exactly this movie wants to be, do or say, caterwauling from moments of dumb broad comedy to doe-eyed sentiment and elbow-to-the-ribs moments of sincere wisdom with seemingly no rhyme or reason. Explain the point A to point B progression of this story to me and I'd be tremendously grateful. But it does benefit from its cultural specificity, if not its extraordinary lack of focus. And lack of focus is not a charge you can levy against GARDEN STATE.

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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.