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  • Running on Empty

    Running on Empty

    ★★★★

    I don't believe a film has caught me this off guard in quite some time. I didn't know much about it going in and definitely wasn't expecting the emotional impact that the film brought. River Phoenix gives another wonderful performance, showing again just how great he was at such a young age. And Lumet continues to surprise me with his versatility as a director and his ability to get the most out of actors. If you haven't seen or heard…

  • A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story

    ★★★★★

    “It was all over, I was dead. What would it be? The guillotine? Hanging? The chair? The rack? The Chinese water torture? Hmmph. Merely child’s play compared to what surely awaited me.”

    Still the best Christmas film ever made in my opinion.

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  • The Piano Teacher

    The Piano Teacher

    ★★★★

    Dear Michael Haneke,

    This is fucked up. But, it's like this really cool and beautiful type of fucked up though. Is it okay for me to like this so much? It's not like I was entertained, I just loved it. But, at the same time I'm really scared. Is it possible you could follow me around for the next few days and just explain some shit to me? I'd greatly appreciate that. Life just seems to be a tad bit more confusing after this one.

    Thanks,
    Christian Childress

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    No one does fucked up quite like Fincher. That being said I fucking loved this. Granted, I may be a tad bit biased based on my love for Fincher (he is my favorite director). But, this was excellent.

    Having read the book I was worried about how this story would translate to film. Calm down everyone, it worked out just fine. Props to Gillian Flynn to sticking to her story and writing one hell of a screenplay. And props to…