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  • The Descendants

    The Descendants


    The movie starts with George Clooney's character complaining about how Hawaii isn't the picture perfect postcard tourist destination, then it goes on to show Hawaii as being a rather lovely place. He plays a man who is dealing with his wife being in a coma, his two troubled daughters, and the fact that his wife was having an affair. It's never easy.

    I guess because it's an Alexander Payne film, there's a lot of the "interesting people having troubles in…

  • The Apartment

    The Apartment


    This is properly one of my favourite films. I also like the American remake, Wicker Park, but the original has a much darker ending, not the tearful lovey ending in the Hollywood version.

    It's essentially a story of a man and three women, but it's a bit more complicated than that (oh, how it's complicated). And there's a lot of Hitchcockian intrigue that keeps things nice and sense.

    There's a lot going on with the film being told in two…

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  • The Lifeguard

    The Lifeguard


    I'm disappointed. I saw this based on an enthusiastic review from a film critic that showed up in my Tumblr feed. But I was let down. The film is about a young journalist (29, not 30) who quits her life in New York, moves back home with her parents, becomes a lifeguard and starts rooting a local 16-year-old hottie. That in itself is an intriguing premise, but the film didn't handle it well. It was too scripty, feeling like an…

  • Strictly Sexual

    Strictly Sexual


    It sounds like a porno, but it's a sweet indie (i.e. low-budget) romantic comedy about a couple of women who get a couple of men to be their gigolos... but don't count on falling in love. It's the most watched film on Hulu, and was surprisingly charming.