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  • Black Sea 2014

    ★★★ Added

    At its best, it's a perfectly fine, reasonably tense thriller, though it's seldom anything other than that. It does have one remarkable sequence -- the walk on the ocean floor -- but otherwise there isn't much to it.

  • Digging Up the Marrow 2014

    ★½ Added

    A good Ray Wise performance, but it's all buildup and no payoff.

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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…

  • Jupiter Ascending 2015

    ★★★ Added

    A genuine attempt to make a DUNE-type story for 11-year-old girls, which makes it super hard to dislike, though it's about 15 pounds of silly crammed into a five-pound bag.