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  • It Comes at Night

    It Comes at Night

    ★★★★½

    This is a movie about paranoia and not knowing what to believe. What makes this movie SO EFFECTIVE is that it creates the same feelings in the viewer as the characters on screen. We are paranoid the whole time; we do not know who or what to believe. Do not watch the trailer and just go in cold.

  • The Killing

    The Killing

    ★★★★½

    A really awesome heist film! Absolutely an influence on Ocean's 11. I'm a big fan of Kubricks later movies, and while some of his early films fall flat to me, The Killing stands out.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★½

    I found this movie very frustrating, as there were elements of brilliance and elements that fell very flat for me. It's a movie that gets inside of you and you won't be able to shake, that's for sure, and because of that I have to recommend it.

    We discussed this » in full on episode #79 of the Cinereelists podcast «, as well as the Top 9 Christopher Nolan films.

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★★★

    I have a feeling this movie will continue to grow in my thoughts over the next few days. I'm amazed at what I just saw.

    The film covers just a couple days before the big opening of a Broadway play with a has-been star played by Michael Keaton. The film deals with issues of celebrity vs art, the search for authenticity and acclaim, priorities and choices. It's surprisingly funny and the acting is too-notch. But the star of the show…