Movies

Recently added or updated. (Note: I’m still getting caught up from the 2016 end-of-year awards screening flurry; those entries’ll be fleshed out in due time.)

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/16/2015
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

God bless J.J. Abrams – again! And in lieu of a review, let’s revel in all the fun faces and their connections.

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Macbeth

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/11/2015
Macbeth

Stylistically modernized for a 21st-century audience, but nevertheless, this one’s the real deal. All hail Fassbender.

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7 Chinese Brothers

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/09/2015
7 Chinese Brothers

A quiet little gem (and worth it for Arrow alone!).

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Inside Out

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/03/2015
Inside Out

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Shaun the Sheep Movie

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/29/2015
Shaun the Sheep Movie

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I’ll See You In My Dreams

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/29/2015
I’ll See You In My Dreams

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The Stanford Prison Experiment

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/24/2015
The Stanford Prison Experiment

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Brooklyn

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/20/2015
Brooklyn

Springtime accolade discussions abound, couching a question that can – and should – change one’s life.

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Leave Her to Heaven

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/16/2015
Leave Her to Heaven

Gone Girl v1.0.

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99 Homes

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/15/2015
99 Homes

Where exactly does self-care meet the Dark Side?

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Spotlight

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/13/2015
Spotlight

Hard to believe President’s Men has been topped, yet here it is. Mandatory and magnificent.

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Room

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/13/2015
Room

Brilliant – and may I introduce you to the next Christian Bale.

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The 33

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/13/2015
The 33

When a film can be stressful even though we know the triumphant outcome, that’s no small accomplishment.

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Results

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/07/2015
Results

Let’s pop over to The Rover, shall we?

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Experimenter

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/07/2015
Experimenter

Iñárritu-meets-Malick and required viewing for every human. I mean it.

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Bachelorette

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/07/2015
Bachelorette

See this post for two other great recs…

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Suffragette

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/06/2015
Suffragette

For filmmaking, only 3 stars, but for story 5, so I’m splitting the difference.

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Our Brand is Crisis

Posted in Movies | Begun 10/30/2015
Our Brand is Crisis

Entertaining and thought-provoking, providing interesting food for thought.

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Truth

Posted in Movies | Begun 10/30/2015
Truth

A surprisingly soft impact, but interesting ethical and historical exploration.

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Bridge of Spies

Posted in Movies | Begun 10/16/2015
Bridge of Spies

Pure symphony and mandatory viewing – and all hail Mark Rylance!

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