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  • An Open Secret

    An Open Secret

    I wish this film were the battlecry and affecting piece of work that it wants to be. The facts presented are disturbing and infuriating and the victims are painfully open and hurt. I respect what it is trying to do, even if it’s not as articulate as I want it to be.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★½

    Put this on repeat.

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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…