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  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★

    A Cure for Wellness is pretty insane. It opens feeling like a David Fincher-psychological suspense film, then becomes The Shining in the middle, and finally settles at being an operatic homage to Hammer Horror films. I enjoyed each of these parts, but have to admit I probably would've been happier if the movie was more consistently one of these three things.

    Responses on it seem to be running all over the place: from declaring it a new cult-classic to describing…

  • 20th Century Women

    20th Century Women

    Hey Kid. Stop asphyxiating yourself in the park!

    There. MOVIE DONE!

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  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★½

    I'm not going to hold back on spoilers so be sure not to continue reading if you care about that.

    There are two choices in Manchester by the Sea that I think are indefensible. Number one is the way Lonergan has chosen to present the burning down of Lee Chandler's (Casey Affleck's) house. Apparently it's not enough to have a montage of kids dying, but you also have to put dissonant Kubrickian music under said montage otherwise I guess people…

  • Swiss Army Man

    Swiss Army Man

    ½

    I'm not ashamed to say I didn't pay for this. No one should have to pay for work that is this uninspired, obnoxious or worthless. If you, like I did, feel compelled to see this movie because of the "people" on your Twitter/Facebook feed who keep recommending it to you then I would suggest that you not pay for it either. There are many ways/opportunities to see movies like this for free if you seek them out. 

    I'm not going…