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  • The Book of Life

    The Book of Life

    ★★★★

    This is a wonderful animated flick that's just oozing character. The Book of Life is a child-friendly film that teaches Mexican culture and positive themes as well! I'll be the first to admit that animated films don't normally grab me, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I'd recommend it, especially if you have children.

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★½

    This is such a great example of a film with a skewed audience. We watched this for Movie Club after I added it to my list, simply because "it's supposed to be good". And it was very, very good—depending on who you ask.

    Lost in Translation is one of the most real films I've ever seen. That was something everyone watching experienced. But our interpretation and appreciation of that varied wildly: Mal was unsatisfied with the ending, Lindsey thought it…

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  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    ★★★★

    Jesus... where do I even begin?

    I'll start by saying this is only the second Kubrick film I've ever seen (the first being 2001 back in 2008). Obviously this is a far cry from the radical space adventure (which I plan to revisit soon), in a very different, very disturbing direction. The original film was actually rated X due to the immense amounts of violence and sex, but has since been reclassified as R. That alone can probably give you…

  • The Martian

    The Martian

    ★★★★½

    After an accident leaves Mark Watney seemingly deceased, his fellow crew members make the decision to leave Mars without him. When Mark awakes, he finds himself stranded on the deserted planet, with a limited food and water supply. He knows it'll be years before the next Mars mission, so if he's going to stay alive, he needs to get to work.

    Start to finish, The Martian is brilliant, captivating, and oh so very smart. The movie goes to great length…