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  • Widows

    Widows

    ★★★★

    Takeaway: Daniel kaluuya's eyes are the best thing modern cinema has to offer. They deserve all the awards on their own. I hope they never get hidden behind glasses.

  • Penny Serenade

    Penny Serenade

    ★★★★

    Takeaway: Cary Grant always seems like he's up to something, even when he's not. Just can't trust the man, not like you can with the ever-endearing Irene Dunn.

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    Short-as-possible synopsis: A boy grows up

    Thoughts about Boyhood:
    - The gimmick is what sells the movie, and that makes sense because it’s a great gimmick, but in the wrong hands this story telling technique could not be as effective. Linklater is able to use the maturing of the actor Ellar Coltrane to give a perfectly real-life portrait of the little passing moments of life that have an impact on who we grow into.

    - The aging of the actors…

  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    ★★★★

    Days of Future Past has great fun action pieces connected by a lot of persuading. The film is very exciting and visually thrilling, and the story makes as much sense as a time travel movie containing eight thousand mutants can be. I just wish there was a better way to keep moving the story along rather than wordy convincing speeches. This movie is as much about the power of words as it is the powers of evolution.