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  • Before Sunrise
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Stand by Me
  • Ordinary People

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  • Triangle of Sadness

    ★★★★½

  • Life of Brian

    ★★

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    ★★

  • Joyeux Noel

    ★★★

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  • 28 Days Later

    28 Days Later

    ★★★★★

    All of this was new in 2002. Saying that this isn't new is like saying that Citizen Kane's cinematography is old.

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  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    ★★

    By now it's abundantly clear that I'm not in the target audience for Marvel films, which is fine, but I quite enjoyed Guardians and Cap 2, so there was really no reason for the second Avengers film to not offer at least something of value. Sadly, this was just a huge disappointment. Probably more telling was that the people I saw the film with, all of whom loved the previous instalments in this franchise, also left feeling underwhelmed.

    I'm not…

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    ★★★

    The movie leans too much on dinosaurs being cool and Chris Pratt being likable and cool, the writing is really lackluster. The plotting of the two kids is some lazy second-hand Spielbergism.

    The CGI looks great when the camera holds still, but the shots are constantly fast-panning during the action, making the screen a blurry mess. Several scenes seem to be there mostly to have stills of Chris Pratt looking good in front of a motorcycle, on a motorcycle, with…

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    The biggest achievement of Her is that it makes you feel sorry for a guy who has dated Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson's voice.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Wow.

    Fucking WOW.

    All you have heard about this movie is true. It really is THAT good. Just fucking watch it, already.

    I have only clapped at the end of one movie(which was this year…Boyhood), but now I can say I clapped to two. I couldn’t help myself. The theater couldn’t help itself. Whiplash was that good. I turned to my friend with absolute glee and shouted “THAT WAS FUCKING AWESOME”. I was, and still am, completely blow away by…