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.)

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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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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Young Adult

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/16/2011
Young Adult

One of those that will come fully into itself on a second viewing, and well rewards fans of the cast, crew, dramas, and characters studies (oh ~ and impossibly cute dogs, holy cow).

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/16/2011
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

If you liked Sherlock Holmes, see Game of Shadows. Nothing wrong with the occasional second helping!

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Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/02/2011
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

As much history lesson as creative profile, Laughing reverently enlightens us to the genius behind Fiddler on the Roof.

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The Perfect Host

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/27/2011

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Into the Abyss

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/25/2011
Into the Abyss

A must-see for the thinking person, espcecially one living in a death penalty state.

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My Week with Marilyn

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/23/2011
My Week with Marilyn

Michelle Williams’ portrayal of Monroe is the best since Blanchett channeled Hepburn.

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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/18/2011
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

It’s truly well done, and were I a Twihard, I’d be utterly, hopelessly, captivated.

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The Descendants

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/18/2011
The Descendants

Witty, fully dimensional, poignant and heartfelt without being melodramatic. A must-see, especially for drama fans.

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Womb

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/15/2011

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A Dangerous Method

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/12/2011
A Dangerous Method

Now officially Smitten with Fassbender.

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J. Edgar

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/11/2011
J. Edgar

Not all one might hope for, but solid ~ simply a bit uneven.

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The Double

Posted in Movies | Begun 11/04/2011
The Double

Solid cats and mice thriller, won’t live with you but is worth a viewing.

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