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.)

Into the Abyss

Posted in Movies | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 11/15/2011

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A Dangerous Method

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

Now officially Smitten with Fassbender.

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J. Edgar

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

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

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Tower Heist

Posted in Movies | 11/04/2011
Tower Heist

Movie was a terrific time, too bad Ratner sucked all the oxygen out of it almost immediately…

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Anonymous

Posted in Movies | 10/29/2011
Anonymous

star Qualifying Role for Rhys Ifans | Whether or not every particular element bears out, this one’s a personal dream come true.

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Janie Jones

Posted in Movies | 10/28/2011
Janie Jones

Heartfelt, beautifully executed, and a fabulous platform for Breslin. She’s looking to have a smooth transition into adult roles, good for her!

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In Time

Posted in Movies | 10/28/2011
In Time

Visceral enough to be exciting, cerebral enough to be challenging, fictional enough to be escapist, confrontive enough to needle well after.

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Texas Killing Fields

Posted in Movies | 10/21/2011
Texas Killing Fields

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is now officially on my radar, Holy Cow. Let the film festival begin.

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Margin Call

Posted in Movies | 10/21/2011
Margin Call

A probable-enough depiction of what went down all over Wall Street. Truly chilling on several levels.

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The Thing (2011)

Posted in Movies | 10/14/2011
The Thing (2011)

Didn’t think I really needed edification as to how the Malamute came to be running across the snow, but who knew? From the top, this time with estrogen!

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The Big Year

Posted in Movies | 10/14/2011
The Big Year

Just trust me and see it. So charming!

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50/50

Posted in Movies | 09/30/2011
50/50

How one can laugh all the way through the story of man very likely dying is a testament to the mettle and talent of the principals.

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Don’t Go in the Woods

Posted in Movies | 09/29/2011

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Moneyball

Posted in Movies | 09/25/2011
Moneyball

Simply exhausting (in a good way), had a nerves-upset stomach for a full hour afterward. Who says you can’t be romantic about baseball?

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Dolphin Tale

Posted in Movies | 09/23/2011
Dolphin Tale

You think it’ll be maudlin, you think it won’t move you; you’ll think it’s just for kids. Consider yourself warned. 🙂

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