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  • Battle of the Sexes

    Battle of the Sexes

    ★★★½

    Regardless of how much dramatic license was taken (and I suspect the answer is, "a good deal") this is well-made, riveting drama about feminism and equality told through Billie Jean King's activism in the tennis circuit.

    Yes, the editing had all the finesse of the cuts in filming a live tennis match, but I like watching tennis.

  • Happy Death Day

    Happy Death Day

    ★★

    Fun, bonkers premise stuffed full of lousy dumb cliches, and a really obvious lame mystery, if you stop to think about it.

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★

    I'm this far behind (two weeks) logging films at Letterboxd, because of Boyhood. I've spent over a week reading positive and negative reviews, trying to pinpoint exactly why the film failed to completely work for me. I liked parts of it - mostly the parts when Mason was a child; but as a whole the film failed to engage me, and I never cared about any of the characters.

    Naturally, I am surprised at my lack of enthusiasm for Boyhood,…

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★★

    "What do you do? It's such a stupid question. I thought I'd ask it."
    ...
    "What do you do?"
    "That's such a stupid question. Just kidding. Um, it's kinda hard to explain."
    "Because what you do is complicated?"
    "Uh, because I don't really do it."

    I can't help it; I adore this film. There's no other film I've seen that depicts the challenges of a young artist adjusting to living on their own as hilariously, poignantly, and accurately as Frances…