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|85 76%||Unicorn Store (2017) - May 22, 2019
"It's a tired saying but the movie is way better than it has any right to be. The main reason being the cast. They really did a great job of elevating a story that could have otherwise been really hokey and lame. Seriously Brie Larson is the perfect lead for this movie. Mamoudou Athie also had a surprisingly good performance. The two of them had wonderful chemistry. My only complaint is the mystic vac presentation. Comparatively speaking the quirkiness in that scene felt forced and over the top. "
|80 61%||Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) - May 01, 2019
"It can be slow, boring, awkward, and dated, but at its core is a really lovely film about human existence. The film bounces back and forth between simplistic realism and moments of existentialism. The acting while not all that great fits July's vision excellently. I especially love all of the relationships that are formed during this film."
|35 2%||Tiny Furniture (2010) - Apr 28, 2019
"Stopped 25 minutes in. The dialogue is so cringey in a very pretentious way. I just hate all of the characters and want to punch them in the face. Everything about this movie is so unrealistic. Who actually talks and acts like this? Yes, it's a movie, so not everything has to be 100% realistic, but it's all just so annoying and not in any way pleasant enough to be warranted."
|80 61%||Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) - Apr 27, 2019
"McCarthy is phenomenal, and Grant is good in his own right. They do an excellent job of establishing Lee Israel as a character. The cinematography does a great job of showing off New York, and the music was also very much on point. Still something felt lacking. Be it the directing or something about how the plot was written (or a combination of the two) the film just didn't feel like it was living up to its full potential. "
|90 89%||The Impostors (1998) - Apr 21, 2019
"Despite some unfunny conventions the majority of the film is hilarious. Tucci and Platt are nearly perfect, and the rest of the cast are very much on point (what an outstanding collection of actors and actresses). I just absolutely love how over the top and campy this is in places. Frankly I'm surprised this isn't more well known. Great work all around!"
|60 19%||Enemy (2014) - Apr 20, 2019
"Villeneuve's talent is essentially wasted on a slow, boring, pointless...holy shit this was actually supposed to be a Suspense/Thriller. Could have easily fooled me given how lifeless the screenplay was. You can easily see that Gyllenhaal and company are trying their best, but there isn't enough for The quality of their performance to really make any difference. And the ending, Its as if the writers were trying to excuse bad storytelling by coming up with something completely out of left field."
|80 61%||Out of Sight (1998) - Apr 18, 2019
"This is Jennifer Lopez's Almost Famous moment. Not an amazing performance, but much better than what she would go on to do thereafter. The film itself has a somewhat slow ramp up, but an intelligent screenplay and a top notch cast make the less engaging parts easy to sit through. I have to give Soderbergh credit. As unbelievable as the romantic elements might be, he manages to blend them into the heist and prison elements fairly well."
|75 49%||Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) - Apr 16, 2019
"Good but not funny. Caine and Martin are great. They even make good use of a double ending. That said I simply can't overstate how unfunny it was, and not in a trying to be funny and failing way. This is a lighthearted romp more so than a movie with deliberate jokes. Also I can't stop thinking about how much Glenne Headly reminds me of Judy Greer."
|80 61%||Blue Velvet (1986) - Apr 14, 2019
"The movie starts off painfully slow, but if you can make it half way it has one of the greatest jumps in quality in the second half of any movie. MacLachlan is much better in the second half when he doesn't have to carry the film. I frankly don't get the fuss over Rossellini, and Hopper while good was a little over the top. To me though, Dern was the one who absolutely nailed it. Lynch created some phenomenal sequences. In particular the usage of "Mysteries of Love" was perfect."
|70 37%||Orange County (2002) - Apr 08, 2019
"This would have made a very serviceable middle of the road Indie movie, but in 2002 I just don't think they knew how to handle it. On one hand they try to play it for very broad laughs, which it halfway succeeds in doing thanks to Jack Black. On the other hand the main thrust had potential as a coming-of-age story, but felt watered down. Ultimately its the quality of the cast that raises its overall quality enough to make it perfectly harmless and therefore watchable."