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  • Song to Song

    Song to Song

    I don't really understand the hype for this movie. I can appreciate a film that asks philosophical questions and explores the shit out of its characters existential crises, but good God - there's a more fascinating and gripping way to do it than sweeping close-ups on the main cast as they ask themselves (in voice-over) the same questions every five to ten minutes. The cast is good (except for Michael Fassbender, he's just full RDJ from Tropic Thunder at this…

  • The Big Short

    The Big Short

    ★★★★

    The first thing I thought of when this came out was that it would be too much like The Wolf of Wall Street, which is a tour de force of acting from Leonardo DiCaprio but glorifies the greed of money, drugs, and power too much without grounding it in anything except excess. The Big Short brings back the curtain on the housing crises of the mid-2000s for the United States (rippled around the world), the people who took advantage of…

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  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are

    ★★½

    Visually the film delivers on so many levels as well as the soundtrack. And, I appreciate Jonze's loose cinematography, but the imbalance of the layered story and its expression made me continually frustrated and unfulfilled. Max's escapism is as complicated and morose as his real life. What might've felt like a kid going into his backyard and dreaming up animals and places to get away from home - something we've all done growing up - becomes more of a kid…

  • In the Loop

    In the Loop

    ★★★★

    Every time I watch this movie, I pick up something new in the dialogue that is absolutely horrible to my ears yet completely hilarious. I would love to get paid to listen to Peter Capaldi's imaginative insults for they are much more creative than anything I could never dream of uttering myself. If you're a fan of satirical documentaries such as The Office with far more adult-language than you could ever dream, this is for you. Sometimes you just need to watch people lose their sanity over the insanity of politics and running the world from inside the government.