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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★½

    "You don't look Welsh."

    Beautifully bleak, darkly comical, and profoundly affecting. Has a terrific ensemble cast, though naturally Oscar Isaac is the best thing in it. Another triumph from the Coens.

    Also, "Please Mr. Kennedy" will now be stuck in my head, on a loop, forever. And I'm okay with that.

  • Locke

    Locke

    ★★★★

    "You have a call waiting."

    Simple, elegant, gets the job done. That's how I would describe the BMW X5, but such a statement could easily be applied to Locke as well.

    It was kinda mis-marketed, though, as it's hardly a thriller. If anything, it's more akin to a character drama. Just a thought.

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  • Kick-Ass 2

    Kick-Ass 2

    ★★★

    "You don't have to be a badass to be a superhero.
    You just have to be brave."

    AKA, Hit-Girl: The Movie (Feat. Kick-Ass).
    Has some good moments here and there, but it's not a patch on the original.

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★

    "Who are you?"
    "Odin Himself."

    Tight, tense, and terrifying. Green Room may be this generation's Assault on Precinct 13. It's certainly more gripping than Blue Ruin, mostly by virtue of having better protagonists. Anton Yelchin is fantastic, and so are his band mates. I just wish every character got more screen time - I don't know if that's a good sign or a bad one. Either way, I actually want to watch this again, like, right now.

    And speaking as a Scott Pilgrim fan, it was pretty sweet to see Mark Webber again (Stephen Stills!), even if he's almost unrecognisable as a Neo-Nazi skinhead.