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  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

    Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

    ★★★

    Zac Efron is remarkably good, and Adam Devine makes him better in a way that few of Efron's screen partners have. That said, there's a lot of really awful shit to put up with to find the gold in this.

  • The Real Jane Austen

    The Real Jane Austen

    ★★

    The most bizarre film I have watched in a while, which I was not expecting.

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  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    ★★★★★

    Second viewing confirms this is among the handful of films I'd consider my all-time favorites. Everything I want in a film is here. (Well, I could use a chase scene with a car explosion, I guess.)

    What's the movie about? It's about an hour and forty-five minutes.

    An hour and forty-five minutes of dizzying, glorious, beautiful starts and stops, ideas and emotions, reality and fiction, truth and lies, beauty and deceit. AK demands our attention, but doesn't mind if we…

  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★

    Aaron Sorkin demands that at each moment you recognize exactly how intelligent he is. Every turn of phrase, overlapped sentence, and twist in the argument screams to be heard as written by Aaron Sorkin. The obvious problem with wanting people to know just how intelligent you are is that people will find out just how intelligent you are. One surmises that everything Sorkin has contemplated in relation to technology, online/offline, class, social hierarchies, elitism is right there in the script,…