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.)

Snowpiercer

Posted in Movies | Begun 07/02/2014
Snowpiercer

Superb sci-fi action on which one could easily teach a college course or three.

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Obvious Child

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/27/2014
Obvious Child

Not for everyone, but well worth the time for the rest.

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The Rover

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/22/2014
The Rover

Suspenseful, deeply powerful, and Pattinson leaves Edward Cullen in his dust.

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Jersey Boys

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/22/2014
Jersey Boys

Fun for fans of the group, but Eastwood wasn’t the right director for the project.

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The Other Shore

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/22/2014 • Updated 02/26/2016
The Other Shore

Just *SEE THIS*. Seriously.

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The Signal

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/13/2014
The Signal

A mashup of renowned predecessors, but holds great promise.

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Big Men

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/13/2014
Big Men

An unmissable inquiry into international dealing and equity.

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Fading Gigolo

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/08/2014
Fading Gigolo

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Chef

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/08/2014
Chef

One of my favorites of 2014. Just so, so charming.

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Enough Said

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/08/2014
Enough Said

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Words and Pictures

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/06/2014
Words and Pictures

Magnificent for me, probably Time Well Spent for others, but a lovely two hours in any case.

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Edge of Tomorrow

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/06/2014
Edge of Tomorrow

Fresh and engaging, Aliens meets Groundhog Day.

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The Fault in Our Stars

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/05/2014
The Fault in Our Stars

Sugarcoats despite promising not to, but pulls it together for a spectacular third act.

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Captain Phillips

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/04/2014
Captain Phillips

The most tension since The Hurt Locker.

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Thor: The Dark World

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/04/2014
Thor: The Dark World

Needed more Loki, but perhaps that’s just me.

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Fill the Void

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/03/2014
Fill the Void

Heartfelt and well-acted, but some narrative elements just didn’t add up.

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Hannah Takes the Stairs

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2014
Hannah Takes the Stairs

Hated it so much I don’t even want to talk about it.

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Maleficent

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/30/2014 • Updated Mar 2015
Maleficent

One script revision away from perfection.

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At Any Price

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/24/2014 • Updated Mar 2015
At Any Price

Great pairing with Crimes and Misdemeanors.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/23/2014
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Well-crafted, with wildly exciting action sequences.

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