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  • Odd Man Out

    Odd Man Out

    There was a lot of specific individual moments in this movie that really grabbed me but somehow the film as a whole felt like a bit of a slog to get through. I dunno, I feel like I need to revisit this one at some point because it just didn't seem to be greater than the sum of its parts but I feel like it's my fault somehow that I didn't enjoy it as much as everyone else.

  • The House

    The House

    ★★★½

    I've been championing the criminally under seen and underrated Seth Rogen comedy Neighbors 2 since I saw it at the theater last year so I was looking forward to The House when I saw it was directed by Andrew J Cohen who co-wrote both Neighbors movies and the also surprisingly watchable Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Then all the reviews came in and I figured I'd wait til I could torrent it and see if it was worth my…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

    I hated this book. Author Gillian Flynn seems to have never heard the idiom "show don't tell." And yet somehow, despite also writing the screenplay, this is still an excellent movie. There are times when the dialog really took me out of the film, but it never gets anywhere near as awful as the dialog in the book where everyone talks like they're on an episode of Full House run through an internet meme filter and given an R rating.

  • Angel Heart

    Angel Heart

    ★★★★

    I never realized I wanted to see Lisa Bonet naked until it was already happening.