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  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★★

    I loved most of this movie but I didn't think it stuck the landing. The climax and ending left me wanting more, or else I just didn't get it. I also thought Anton Yelchin's character exited the story way to early (huh - just like his life, R.I.P). He was introduced too well to not really figure into how it ends. but the two leads were fantastic. Definitely two of the most interesting young actresses working today. I'm also going to be on the lookout for what's next from this director.

  • The Fast and the Furious

    The Fast and the Furious

    ★★

    I had to finally check this out because I've never seen any of the movies in this franchise. My first thoughts are that it reminded me of Point Break and Swordfish, only with fast cars instead of surfboards or computer hacking. The quality falls somewhere in between those two, but sadly more toward the bottom of the scale where Swordfish lies. It relies too heavily on testosterone, and the fascination with racing. The central plot is not built or revealed…

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  • Biutiful

    Biutiful

    ★★★★★

    Week 2 of the 2nd Letterboxd Film Festival.

    After this second viewing, Biutiful will remain atop my top films of 2010. I actually a little hesitant to watch it because lately some films with longer run times have seemed tedious to me. Well, once I got a few scenes into Biutiful I was hooked again. I wasn't just going to watch half and then the other half the next night. The two and a half hours flew by. Something about…

  • The Imposter

    The Imposter

    ★★★★★

    The Imposter is such an incredible documentary as it has the following key elements: a compelling real life story, well-acted and stylized reinactments to bring the interviews to life, and delicately crafted editing, sound design, and cinematography. The title character in this story of a con-man who takes the identity of missing children is presented not as an antagonist, but as a character on equal footing with the others who are interviewed - the family members of missing Nicholas, and…