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  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties

    How to Talk to Girls at Parties

    ★★

    Reaches for thoughtful comments on sex/gender/race and the constructs we’ve creat d for them. But the delivery is way soft and tedious. 

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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★½

    I will be here many more times.

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★½

    The achievement of this film deserves 5 stars alone. Using a central cast of actors over 12 years to tell one story, much less a coming of age story, seems doomed to failure. Instead, what occurs succumbs to truth in moments of drama and surpasses melodrama when it could have bathed in it.

    It's not perfect, as few (read: no) films are, but I do believe it perfectly tells the story Richard Linklater intended it to. This doesn't meant I…

  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    In a world of false appearances and groomed images (the internet), it would be so easy to be 'above' Unbreakable due to Shyamalan's more recent output (though I am intrigued by his current mystery project). I am not 'above' this film. I love it.
    This is a comic book movie for people who want smart and adult storytelling with no world destorying machines and demolished cities. Unbreakable is a quiet character study of a man stuck in a rut of…