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  • Person to Person

    Person to Person

    ★★★★½

    What if everybody could articulate their thoughts and feelings like beat poet intellectuals?

    But Dustin Guy Defa is more like a jazz musician in how he composes this ensemble piece. One of the most effortlessly funny movies in a long while (though it has a very specific sense of humor), but at times it is actually quite beautiful -- it masters each tone it attempts really well! It's extremely sardonic -- romantic with an old soul, even if some characters…

  • Power Rangers

    Power Rangers

    ★★½

    It may be the [x>7] shots of vodka talking but I'd rather support a superhero kids movie that knows that it's stupid, and plays around with the fact than a superhero kids movie that thinks it's doing anything new.

    Not great by any means -- totally mediocre, but this is way more self aware than most of the other mediocre stuff that gets released in theaters today. It totally embraces that teenage wish fulfillment whereas most superhero films just pretend…

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  • Paper Towns

    Paper Towns

    ★★

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

    MODERN EDIT: LET THIS SIT AS A CAPSULE OF HOW I WROTE IN 2014 WHEN THIS MOVIE CAME OUT. WHY THIS ONE BLEW UP I'LL NEVER KNOW.

    David Fincher loves his psychopaths.

    Gone Girl , his newest film, features plenty.

    The movie followers a couple: Amy Elliot and Nick Dunne, who are having some marital problems. On the morning of their five year anniversary, she disappears, leaving nothing but a suspiciously pristine home and a peculiar destroyed glass table. This…