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  • Clash of the Titans

    Clash of the Titans

    ★★

    I'm continually baffled by the complete refusal to ever just tell these ancient stories and myths as written. Any one of them would be more entertaining that what the Hollywood treatment continually does for them. That being said, Hades turning into a human hating meat grinding cloud that purees a roomful of people, Mads Mikkelsen saying he will smile when he spits in the face of the gods, and the decision to dress Zeus like the king of Disco are all winning choices here.

  • Temple Grandin

    Temple Grandin

    ★★★½

    The unconventional and fascinating nature of Temple Grandin herself, plus an incredible lead performance by Claire Danes, elevates this above the standard biopic even though it is fairly conventional from a structural standpoint. I'm also a sucker for David Strathairn who is the modern recently discovered actor I love equivalent of Robert Ryan in old films for me. It's an interesting an inspiring story that focuses its attention on raising awareness about a lesser known way of living and inspires…

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  • Nobody

    Nobody

    ★★★½

    The question on everybody's minds going into this is can Bob Odenkirk kick ass? The answer is an unequivocal he can, he does, and you should watch him do it because it turns out it's a blast. 

    He's equally good at the beat down man leading a repetitive, unfulfilling life until one day some home invaders pick the wrong place to break into and awaken something that they can't deal with. Sucks to be them, but what they set in…

  • Love and Monsters

    Love and Monsters

    ★★★

    Cool movie. Though the story is a little on the slight side,  it makes up for it with solid visual effects/creature designs and "journey over the destination" messaging that plays well. There's often visually interesting things going on in the periphery that our protagonist isn't prone to in the long shots that helps to flesh out the world and make it feel more lived in (and just generally looks cool). The lack of depth isn't a real issue here, as…