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  • I Give It a Year

    I Give It a Year

    ★★

    If I had known it was the same director as Borat, I probably would have never hit play.

    This is a terrible script. It's actually a pretty good concept for a film, distastefully executed. The casting is top notch, and the dialogue is garbage.

    I almost turned it off multiple times, and I'm sorry I didn't.

    The opening wasn't bad (until people started talking), and the animated closing title sequence was kind of nice.

    The more I think about how…

  • Don't Think Twice

    Don't Think Twice

    ★★★½

    A tough movie in many ways, especially for those who strive to do art for a living. Funny and earnest.

    Also, a band I really dig, ELEL, was featured in the film. They're a Nashville based band, and the lead singer used to front another band I've worked with before called Heypenny. You should check out both bands. Seriously.

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★½

    It's just so much fun, and you know what we all need right now? Fun.

    Sometimes life feels like a bowl of hairy, mushy pears, and this film is like an expensive bottle of tequila mixed with gummy fish made from organic sugar served with a $75 steak smothered in butter and wishes.

    It's strange and wonderful and colorful and outlandish and expensive and all the fun.

    Many people will say it's more of the same, but when the first…

  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★★½

    Technical. Beautiful. So well done. The acting was great at times. The times it wasn't, I believe it wasn't supposed to be, so that's interesting. I really want to love this film. But I don't. But I really, really appreciate it. In my heart it's a solid 3 stars, but I want to give it 5 stars, because BRAVO.

    This is the same way I felt after I watched The Master, Gravity, and to a lesser extent, Tinker Tailor Soldier…