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  • Hopscotch



    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I had never heard of this movie at all before it was assigned to me for my ongoing movie challenge. Overall, it's a pretty lighthearted action comedy starring Walter Matthau as a demoted CIA agent who starts writing a memoir about his time in the agency and goes on the run because of the secrets his book reveals. This plot could easily belong to a much more crime thriller-y movie, but the tone here is jaunty heist more than anything,…

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story


    When I first finished this movie I just sat there, kind of stunned. No movie has hit me that hard on an emotional level in more than a year (Silence was the last comparable one). I ended up processing it out loud as part of a Flick Fights podcast where we did *not* all agree and the more people explained why they hated it, the more I realized how much I love it, and now as I review it a…

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis


    Like so many movies by the Coens, I'm not exactly sure what to make of this. I like individual moments, but I'm not certain I can say it hangs together as a whole. My least favorite thing about the Coens has always been their ending choices, which frequently feel like they just abruptly stopped making the movie, rather than actually *ending* their story. That is definitely the case here, and I am once again left unsatisfied and a little puzzled…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy


    At this point, this is my favorite Marvel superhero movie (I had to think for a bit about whether I liked it better than Iron Man, but I'm going to go with yes). It's what I wanted The Avengers to be: a light-hearted adventure with delightful characters and some surprisingly moving emotional moments. And I knew pretty early on I was going to love it. Specifically, the moment where Chris Pratt dances through the alien cave. The humor running throughout…