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Seeking Justice

Posted in Movies | Begun 03/16/2012
Seeking Justice

At last, a worthy example of a healthy recovery from trauma. (Well, and then there’s the vigilante part…)

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Friends with Kids

Posted in Movies | Begun 03/09/2012
Friends with Kids

Fabulous companion to When Harry Met Sally…, insightful and heartfelt without wearing rosy lenses.

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Project X

Posted in Movies | Begun 03/02/2012
Project X

Risky Business: Extreme Edition.

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Posted in Movies | Begun 02/29/2012

Rattling.

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Wanderlust

Posted in Movies | Begun 02/24/2012
Wanderlust

Ribald, abundantly lowbrow, and also disarming. If you’re looking for irreverent escapism and belly laughs, this is one you’ll want to catch.

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Comin’ at Ya!

Posted in Movies | Begun 02/24/2012
Comin’ at Ya!

Would probably never have seen this film without an external reason, and so glad it’s in my Repertoire. Great fun.

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Bullhead

Posted in Movies | Begun 02/24/2012
Bullhead

In the hierarchy of inexorable tragedy, this one ties with Romeo and Juliet.

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The Vow

Posted in Movies | Begun 02/10/2012
The Vow

Fully braced for maudlin melodrama, very pleasantly surprised!

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Safe House

Posted in Movies | Begun 02/10/2012
Safe House

Shows up well in its genre, nice to see Reynolds adding some serious Action/Adventure to his repertoire (liking him more and more…).

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Big Miracle

Posted in Movies | Begun 02/03/2012
Big Miracle

A glorious true story of teamwork, compassion, nobility, and people collaborating despite diametrically opposed viewpoints (hello Congress).

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Albert Nobbs

Posted in Movies | Begun 01/27/2012
Albert Nobbs

Qualifying Role for Glenn Close | Close is astonishing, and not simply because playing against gender. Dazzling. As in Edward Norton and Cate Blanchett dazzling. (Oh ~ and the movie was fabulous as well!)

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Miss Bala

Posted in Movies | Begun 01/27/2012
Miss Bala

Rattling and deeply moving. Difficult but eminently worthwhile and necessary.

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Man on a Ledge

Posted in Movies | Begun 01/27/2012
Man on a Ledge

A good time, perfect for a date or movie get-together where you want something fun, active, and extroverted.

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Another Year

Posted in Movies | Begun 01/16/2012
Another Year

Recommended, but after two viewings still cannot decide what I think of this pair..

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Giovanni Ribisi, Established 3Roller

Posted in 3Rollers™ | Begun 01/13/2012
Giovanni Ribisi, Established 3Roller

It took a while to capture a full distinction, but we’re here!

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Contraband

Posted in Movies | Begun 01/13/2012
Contraband

Qualifying Role for Giovanni Ribisi | The lethargic love child of Gone in 60 Seconds and The Italian Job.

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The Devil Inside

Posted in Movies | Begun 01/06/2012
The Devil Inside

A serious discussion of exorcism is one of those topics that must be handled well or not at all. Alas, this one should’ve been the latter.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/21/2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

From the top, this time in English.

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Shame

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/16/2011
Shame

Magnificent! A difficult beat, but one that brings illumination and understanding, and Fassbender is sensational. Performance and picture in my top five for 2011.

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/16/2011
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

There’s not a whole lot to say, except that Ghost Protocol is quite simply everything one could possibly want in an action film.

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