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  • Bill Hicks: Sane Man

    Bill Hicks: Sane Man

    ★★★★

    Miss ya, buddy.

  • Only the Lonely

    Only the Lonely

    ★★½

    I must have been blinded by my forever crush on Ally Sheedy the first time I saw this. It's much more cheesy than I remember. Oh well, it's still a harmless watch.

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  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook

    ★★★★★

    No film this year took me by bigger surprise than Silver Linings Playbook, a dazzling romantic comedy featuring the type of dysfunctional people that reside in David O. Russell's wheelhouse as a filmmaker. Not since Three Kings and Flirting With Disaster has he been so in tune with his strengths, and it resulted in what might be his crowning achievement.

    As much as both The Fighter and I Heart Huckabees are enormously appreciated by most people, I found each of…

  • The Aviator

    The Aviator

    ★★★★★

    I know I'm in the minority with my opinion that The Aviator is Martin Scorsese's absolute best movie in over twenty years, probably since Goodfellas. It's a jaw-dropping marvel to witness in all aspects of filmmaking.

    There isn't a single performance that misses the mark (unless you really want to count Gwen Stefani), the score by Howard Shore is one of his absolute best, the visual effects are tasteful, the cinematography is gorgeous and graceful, and the subject Howard Hughes…