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  • Man on the Moon

    Man on the Moon

    ★★★½

    You're insane! But you might also be a genius.

  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★★★

    A classic adventure tale. It reminds me a bit of Aguierre, probably for the scenes on the Amazon. The only thing that took away from the feeling that this film was made in the 1940s or 50s was the presence of a number of notable actors. Some will hate it because we do not get the tidy conclusion that we long for, however, man's reach should exceed his grasp, or else, what's a heaven for?

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  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    ★★★★

    Fair warning: This is not a love story.

    In the vein of Annie Hall and Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind, this film is quirky, funny, and real. Well, as real as a film with a dance montage and animated bluebirds can be. It is refreshing to see a "romantic comedy" that doesn't have the traditional romcom ending of the opposite party coming to their senses and running off to regain the relationship that they lost earlier in the film…

  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange

    ★★★★½

    I remember watching Iron Man for the first time excited that one of my favorite comic characters was going to finally make a presence on the big screen. I remember being floored at how deep and real Tony Stark's character was, how it deftly merged humor and drama to keep my emotions moving and engaged. 

    I relived those feeling tonight watching Doctor Strange. I was never much of a fan of those comics, but I appreciate the fact that they…