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  • The Circle

    The Circle

    ★★

    Full disclaimer - I cannot separate my knowledge of the excellent Dave Eggers novel from my viewing of this film adaptation.

    So let's be honest, as an adaptation, this sucked. It stripped almost all relationship building away which unfortunately means that stakes simply don't matter as much in the end. It took a vital character, destroyed the mystery of his existence right off the bat, wasted a talented actor, and just used him as a McGuffin. It slightly changed the…

  • Voices of a Distant Star

    Voices of a Distant Star

    ★★★½

    A beautiful picture of not giving up on love - ever. Because no separation of distance or time could ever truly break us. We'll always hope. We'll always wait. Won't we?

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    Whaaaaaaat?

    That was an experience both nightmarish and beautiful, profound and disturbing, artsy and terrifying. The art is in the style, the terror in the reality. By the third time seeing Scarlett Johansson nude, I couldn't even look. Our culture's views on everything from body image to sexuality to gender to morality have been exposed. It is disturbing, confusing, and absolutely wonderful.

  • I Hate Christian Laettner

    I Hate Christian Laettner

    ★★★★

    This aired at the perfect time because you can't think about the greatness of March Madness without remembering Christian Laettner. Was he cocky? Yeah. Was he a bit of an asshole at times? Yep. Was he driven and one of the absolute best college basketball players of all-time? Unquestionably so.

    There are few things that sports fans almost universally agree on, but hating Laettner and hating Duke is one of them. If you're not a Duke fan, you're a Duke…