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  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★★

    I've been anticipating Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom for quite a while, especially since I have a young son who is more into dinosaurs than almost anything else. So I kind of watch it as much through his eyes as mine. Well he loved it - but then he hasn't seen near as many films as I have (or life experience). I thought J.A. Bayona's direction was very good - on par with the skill I expected after seeing his other…

  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★★½

    I watched "The Lost City of Z" in three sittings, more for my own schedule than the fault of the film, but the film treated me the same way. You see, the story, which is a bio-pic, is told on starts and stops. The technical filmmaking is extraordianary, and the exploration end of the story is reminiscent of "Aguirre, the Wrath of God," though leads Charlie Hunnam of "Z" and Klaus Kinski are nothing alike in their potrayal of obsession.…

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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…