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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★

    So charming, even at times when Gosling and Stone fall miles short of their predecessors like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. A few snags there in the middle, but oh - what a lovely ending!

  • The Skeleton Twins

    The Skeleton Twins

    ★★★★★

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

    I just bumped this movie from 4 1/2 stars up to 5. I cannot, for the life of me, remember why I gave it a 4 1/2 in the first place.

    It's one of those movies that stay with you, long after you leave the theater. It's funny and sad and so true it hurts. I saw it a week ago and I still keep thinking about it. Mainly about the fact why such a gem of a movie doesn't…

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  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers

    ★★★

    Way out of my comfort zone. Which could be a good thing, except for the fact that everything feels so shallow. Harmony Korine is a guy with experience in making his audience uncomfortable - he's the guy who wrote "Kids". But I remember "Kids" as a movie that made me feel bad, because it felt real.

    Nothing in "Spring Breakers" feels real. Which may be completely intentional: A vacation spent drinking and taking drugs doesn't feel real once you're back…

  • Robot & Frank

    Robot & Frank

    ★★★★

    They're already testing it in Japan: Robots taking care of people in their old age. But this old man is still pretty well on his feet - he's a semi-retired jewel thief who teaches his robot all the ins and outs of his trade.

    Great performances, throughout - with small, but well-written parts for the lovely Susan Sarandon and Liv Tyler. Very cool robo-design, and I love the old-school feel the movie gets by having a woman in a suit…