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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★

    Thought it was good, but not great. Obviously having the same actors throughout the whole movie was impressive (and they did a good job). But there were some really bad parts as well, like every cliche Republican character and that construction worker showing up at the end (out of nowhere?). I guess it's unfair to compare this to a 50-60 hour TV show, but it really felt like Six Feet Under The Movie. Only that show handled the same themes…

  • Aelita: Queen of Mars

    Aelita: Queen of Mars

    ★★★★

    The first movie I've seen accompanied by live music, and it was pretty great. I'd say it adds a lot more to the experience than some of these modern movie gimmicks. The film was really good too. Silent era sci-fi is usually a lot of fun.

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  • Rurouni Kenshin

    Rurouni Kenshin

    ★★★★

    2012 was a poor year for Japanese cinema in my opinion. There wasn't really much of any note that came out. When I read about this film I thought it would be another cheesy live-action film with shit acting. It's not. It's pretty awesome. I have never read the manga or seen the TV show, but this film gets that shounen manga feeling absolutely right. The casting and costumes are amazing, and the setting during the Meiji Revolution works really…

  • Escape from New York

    Escape from New York

    ★★★½

    Absolutely love the concept of this film. The opening credits sequence, in combination with the music, has to be among the best ever. Unfortunately the film loses a bit of momentum after the opening infiltration act.