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  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★★

    "Ad Executive: Mr. Zuckerberg, I'm in charge of security for all computers on the Harvard Network and I can assure you of it's sophistication. In fact it was that very level of sophistication that led us to you in less than four hours.

    Mark Zuckerberg: Four hours?

    Ad Executive: Yes, sir.

    Mark Zuckerberg: That would be impressive, except if you had known what you were looking for you would have seen it on my dorm room window."

    This banter is…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    “There are no two words in the English language more harmful than ‘good job.'”

    This is the only line of dialogue needed to understand where Fletcher (played by an astounding J.K. Simmons) is coming from. His background is deeply rooted in the philosophy of hardening someone to bring out their best. What he doesn't realize, is that not everyone works like that (which Neiman says next at the bar). Using his strong belief in hard work and being pushed to…

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  • Y Tu Mamá También

    Y Tu Mamá También

    ★★★★½

    I'm in awe of what seemed to be a simple exercise in the "coming-of-age" genre, turned out to be a film that completely sucked the breath out of my soul at the end. As an audience member, you don't fully realize what kind of movie you're watching until the third act. Everything leading up to the third act is very energetic and filled with life but the third act really sets up the film in a whole different light and…

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★

    I really, really like Damien Chazelle but man was this underwhelming. This rating is not indicitive of the technical quality of the film (as usual, Chazelle is outstanding as is his crew) but there didn't seem to be much life or energy in the film. This is a pretty standard Hollywood "Man in Space Movie" and it doesn't try to hide it.

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  • Sherlock Gnomes

    Sherlock Gnomes

    Gnope

  • The Emoji Movie

    The Emoji Movie

    ½

    If someone finds me dead on August 4th, look no further than this film's existence as the perpetrator.

    P.S. Still alive unfortunately :/