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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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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

By on Dec 25 2013 in Titles

It’s a beauty. That is all.

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The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

By on Dec 25 2013 in Titles

Goodfellas meets Boiler Room on steroids; or as a fellow screener put it, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas meets Wall Street.

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Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis

By on Dec 20 2013 in Titles

5 understandable stars for many (maybe you?), 3 stars for me. I advocate for the audience.

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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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Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings

By on Nov 15 2013 in Titles

A searing tale of passions found, passions dashed, and the moth-to-flame effect of powerful personality.

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Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

By on Nov 08 2013 in Titles

star Qualifying Role for Jared Leto | Matthew McConaughey is officially back, and seals his triumphant return with an award-worthy performance.

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All is Lost

All is Lost

By on Nov 01 2013 in Titles

Many worthy minds adored this one, but I didn’t love it since my practical mind struggled throughout.

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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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