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  • Happy End

    Happy End

    I don't think I'll be more baffled by anything else at Cannes this year than Happy End. I don't even know how to rate it. It's certainly not a good film and with this right after Amour, I think Haneke has lost it.

    Even with drinking a Red Bull, watching Happy End was a constant struggle to stay focused and not drift off. I'm used to Haneke making me feel frustrated or angry but here I'm just bored. There are…

  • The Meyerowitz Stories

    The Meyerowitz Stories

    ★★★★½

    Give Noah the goddamn Palme already. Almost cried after because of how good it was. Seeing this again takes priority over seeing most films at Cannes for the first time. Probably a full five stars upon rewatch.

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    1. This is a film that EVERYONE born in early/mid 90's NEEDS to see.

    2. This is a film that defines a generation.

    3. This movie is like a journey back through time.

    4. Boyhood(and Under the Skin for that matter), proves that there is a lot of originality left in filmmaking.

    5. I don't think any other film besides Inherent Vice will top this for movie of the year.

    6. I could have continued watching this for another six hours without getting bored.

    7. Never has any film I've seen felt more real.

    8. This is Richard Linkater's magnum opus.

  • Lars and the Real Girl

    Lars and the Real Girl

    ★★★★

    Good prequel to Drive. Shows Driver becoming a real human being.