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  • Columbus

    Columbus

    ★★★★

    For me, this film is an understated but very moving portrayal of loneliness and the quiet yearning for connection. There are many gorgeous shots that highlight modernist architecture, but they also frequently have either John Cho's Jin or Haley Lu Richardson's Cassie alone in the frame. In a rather packed theater (I'm in Indiana after all) I felt completely isolated watching portions of this movie. This made the scenes of these two characters interacting crackle with positive energy that I…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    God: (Does all the things God does)
    Earth: "Dude, what the fuck!?"

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    Not a film that ever feels scary, but I left the cinema uneasy anyway. The mood is masterfully set, as always, by David Fincher and his frequent collaborators Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The score and lighting can turn scenes that seem straight out of a romantic comedy into something foreboding. But this film isn't afraid to be funny either. It is definitely Fincher's most comical work and dark humor seems to be something he can do very well.

    The…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★

    Jake Gyllenhaal terrified me in this. I was constantly made uncomfortable by him. But really, the true villain of this piece is the media. Between this and Gone Girl, the news has become the BIg Bad of 2014.