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  • Paper Towns

    Paper Towns

    ★★

    I've never wanted a movie to end as much as I wanted this one to. Also, there are so many plot holes it's hard to keep track. And no high school students talk or think or wRItE like MRS. It's all just added quirkiness to make young viewers feel something. It's a rouse, and a bad one.

  • The Zookeeper's Wife

    The Zookeeper's Wife

    ★★½

    The stars of this film are Adam the Camel and Jessica Chastain's Russian accent. The story, directing, and acting, though, leave much to be desired.

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  • Contact

    Contact

    ★★★½

    Follows the book pretty closely but totally misses Sagan's opinion on religion-science. This film leans far more toward religion than Sagan intended, and this really skews the point of the book and, in turn, the film. The dialog leaves much to be desired too, but Foster really shines. Still, if you have the chance, read the book and skip this.

  • Stoker

    Stoker

    ★★★★½

    Beautiful, creepy, and visually stunning, this film really surprised me. I rented it from the library after falling in love with the soundtrack (which features Clint Mansell, one of my favorites, and has an eery timbre throughout). The film does not disappoint. India (Mia Wasikowska), a brooding teenager mourning the death of her father (Dermot Mulroney), is captivating; Wasikowska gives an outstanding performance, sometimes giving away more with her face than her lines. Nicole Kidman (playing India's mother, Evelyn) is…