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  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I loved this movie from start to finish. The story was told for a really unique perspective. Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon clearly allowed himself to be vulnerable enough to let the characters be real, relatable people. And it was this earnest look at what falling in love for the first time feels like that made the ending so crushing. This movie truly destroyed me.

  • Upstream Color

    Upstream Color

    ★★★★★

    Oh Carruth, you crazy man. I feel a little premature in reviewing this film, as I think it'll take a couple more watches to fully appreciate it. Like Primer, Carruth's first film, this one is quite complex. The difference though, for me was that this one required a little more suspension of disbelief. Yes, even though Primer involved crazy time travel theories. The lack of dialog and explanations forces the viewer to pay attention and connect the dots of what…

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  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★½

    I love it when a movie teters between protagonists the way this movie did for me. You can really feel the desperation in both characters, but for completely different reasons. Freddie is desperate for somebody to explain to him why he is the way he is. Why did God render him with so many shortcomings. The impulsivity. The addictions. The indifference. Meanwhile, Lancaster is Hell bent on handing out the his version of the truth to anyone who's willing to…