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  • The Long Gray Line

    The Long Gray Line

    ★★★★★

    Feel like this emotionally resembles the Archers' The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, but whereas that odyssey through the military charts generational change, this film, timeless, though spanning fifty years, exposes a sort of stagnation. It's an "I get older, they stay the same age" kind of situation for Marty Maher, a father figure for most of the young cadets at West Point; with each major war, he watches those he has trained and befriended go off to war,…

  • The Gang's All Here

    The Gang's All Here

    ★★★½

    The narrative here is negligible -- so casually executed that none of the drama feels significant. There's something kind of icky here about how Berkeley lazily employs tropes and takes away any supposed interiority to his characters: they feel like horny robots, cause & effect manipulated into a classic love triangle. The way which Berkeley writes himself out of it isn't any better either: "it was all a facade romance!" But in instead committing all of his resources to the musical…

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  • The Circle

    The Circle

    ½

    Watch Emma Watson and Tom Hanks give a 2-hour TED Talk about why privacy is bad, I mean good, I mean bad? and about why freedom is good, I mean bad, I mean good?

    Watson plays that girl in high school that sucked up to the administration, if that girl in high school also hosted one of those Youtube daily vlog channels. Everybody else has too much dialogue to just be a plot device, but not enough meaningful dialogue to…

  • Paper Towns

    Paper Towns

    ★★

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