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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★½

    There was something specific about my mood at the moment of watching this that just made it hard for me to find the rhythm. There was a lot for me to appreciate but I was just never able to be in the right mental state to get into the flow, but I feel like there is a future viewing experience that can be richer if I was to try it again

  • Band Aid

    Band Aid

    ★★★★½

    This movie is hitting me at the perfect time of my life to make me relate to this more than I would many pre-marriage romantic comedy drama.  Everything about the relationship felt very real to my current experiences, then combined that with the cathartic bonding through music and I’m hooked.  There was a ton of real world charm to ensure that the dramatic moments have more sincerity. This is just very much a “me” movie.

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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.