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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

By on Dec 25 2013 in Titles

The sweetest, most intrepid, most beautifully realized personal adventure of the year. Ben Stiller’s best, deserves to become a classic.

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Black Nativity

Black Nativity

By on Nov 29 2013 in Titles

5 stars for those who celebrate a faith-based Christmas, high 3 stars for everyone else. And Tyrese Gibson can recite poetry to me ANYtime.

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Philomena

Philomena

By on Nov 27 2013 in Titles

An exquisite contemplation on the ways of Nature and Grace, with superb performances and execution. And one *heck* of a story.

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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

By on Oct 25 2013 in Titles

Let the nomination rollout commence. And Steve McQueen claims his name.

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Detachment (2011)

Detachment (2011)

By on Oct 16 2013 in Titles

Profound and deeply moving. Tony Kaye levels another unflinching indictment at poor parenting, and Brody is utterly *magnificent*.

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Rush

Rush

By on Sep 27 2013 in Titles

Thrilling, exhilarating, nerve-wracking, and quite deeply moving.

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Prisoners

Prisoners

By on Sep 20 2013 in Titles

star Qualifying Roles for Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, and Melissa Leo. | Engrossing and morally complex, emotionally grueling but merciful, and puts Gyllenhaal and Dano on the Contenders list.

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Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

By on Sep 15 2013 in Titles

Narcissistic Personality Disorder gets its comeuppance.

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Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

By on Sep 02 2013 in Titles

The last number ranks among the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Ever. See it here, courtesy of that fellow holding his partner by a rope and one arm as they spin 5 stories high…

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The World’s End

The World’s End

By on Aug 23 2013 in Titles

I give it 5 stars for personal reasons, but it earns at least 4 in its own right. Total endorphin rush.

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