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Lisa Elin

The Way, Way Back

The Way, Way Back

By on Jul 12 2013 in Titles

Funny, crisp, heartwarming, and truthful. And Sam Rockwell *killed* it. So incredibly Smitten.

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Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

By on Jul 11 2013 in Titles

Update three days post-screening: Bumped it up to 4 stars. Really sticking with me and improving every day. Can’t wait for a second viewing.

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Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

By on Jul 03 2013 in Titles

If you don’t enjoy this movie, you just want to be a curmudgeon.

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World War Z

World War Z

By on Jun 21 2013 in Titles

Suspense, confusion, impending sense of overwhelm: this is the thriller Contagion aspired to be. And it ain’t because it’s zombies.

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Upgrades Underway

Upgrades Underway

By on Jun 14 2013 in Miscellaneous Goodness

New day,  new theme, new way! While I’m polishing the edges on the new design, you might run into some wonky picture sizing and such. They’ll be fixed soon, and then I’ll update you with all the new content underway. Stay tuned!

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The East

The East

By on Jun 13 2013 in Titles

Brit Marling adds another winner to her cool, introspective, challenging, and deeply compassionate repertoire.

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Man of Steel

Man of Steel

By on Jun 13 2013 in Titles

It’s substantive, it’s rich, it’s dense, it’s dazzling, and it’s a beauty.

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The Purge

The Purge

By on Jun 07 2013 in Titles

The Purge is taking a beating. But I really liked it, and here’s why.

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Before Midnight

Before Midnight

By on Jun 07 2013 in Titles

Céline and Jesse fans will fall smitten with this latest chapter. And be sure come check out their video for Alamo Drafthouse!

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The Kings of Summer

The Kings of Summer

By on Jun 07 2013 in Titles

Not in 20-some years has adventurous yet secretly trepidatious youth been captured so wondrously. Argobiaggio!

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