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  • Synecdoche, New York
  • The Wind Rises
  • All That Jazz
  • Sunset Boulevard

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  • The Whale

    ★★½

  • White Noise

    ★★★

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    ★★★

  • Shallow Grave

    ★★★

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  • The Whale

    The Whale

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Arronofsky throwing a lot of ideas at the wall and I liked all of them. The performances are undeniable but the script doesn’t serve the actors as well as it could. The relationship between Ellie and Thomas could have been lifted out of the movie. None of the shots are terribly compelling but the themes of loss, connection, faith and caring for an addict were all valiant in there efforts to shine through.

  • White Noise

    White Noise

    ★★★

    I don’t understand how this feels so derivative of a Charlie Kaufman movie, yet this gets made and Kaufman doesn’t have anything coming down the pike. Do want to start reading Don DeLillo now though.

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  • Pinocchio

    Pinocchio

    Sorry Bobby but this thing stinks. 

    Hanks is poorly cast, whispering and uninspired. Zemeckis seems to forget the mix of animation and live action worked in Roger Rabbit because it was central to the plot. The Disney fan service stuff was unfortunate. The jokes that hit punch lines like  “Chris Pine”  are repugnant. This really just didn’t need to be made.

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★★★½

    I’m the toughest guy in town. Don’t believe me? Watch this spin.