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  • The Kings of Summer 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Sep, 2014

    Had this in my To Watch for a long time, putting it off because I assumed it would be cheesy and overly sentimental, despite some trusted recommendations.

    Turns out, it's a solid coming of age dramedy. I had legitimate laughs and could completely empathize with the protaganist. Tons of lovely exterior shots. Characters can sometimes be a bit overly goofy but it manages to not veer into too much absurdity.

    Liked.

  • Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Sep, 2014

    I have no great insight this beyond the praise it has already received. I am curious why Emily Blunt's character didn't leverage more of her status to further the plot but I guess beauracracy is way less fun than repetitive death lessons.

    Enjoyed. Solid sci fi.

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  • The Immigrant 2013

    ★★½ Watched 02 Aug, 2014

    Cinematography was honestly gorgeous. Can't sing it's praises enough. Acting was believable and solid. However, Story was boring, predictable and unengaging (for me, remember this is subjective).

    Would not recommend but would suggest looking up screenshots or snippets just to enjoy the cinematography.

  • Manhattan 1979

    Watched 14 Jul, 2014

    Reviewing classics that you managed to never see until recently rarely yields any worthwhile insight for anyone involved. I will say, the hype regarding the cinematography did not do it justice. Stunning looking start to finish.