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  • Moneyball

    Moneyball

    ★★★★

    Moneyball is an incredibly charming and well-written movie. Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are great in their roles, and have a fantastic chemistry on screen. I also loved the cinematography and editing, it gave the film a sense of urgency without being overbearing.

  • Martha Marcy May Marlene

    Martha Marcy May Marlene

    ★★★★

    This move is an absolute trip. It does an amazing job of building up a sense of overwhelming paranoia and dread, it's almost too much to take at times. I loved the absolute stillness of some of the scenes, and the cinematography was wonderful. Elizabeth Olsen and Sarah Paulson played incredibly well off of each other. Olsen is a breath of fresh air, and I imagine we'll be seeing much more of her in the future.

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  • Smokin' Aces

    Smokin' Aces

    ★★★½

    A movie that certainly has its share of flaws, but what it lacks in execution it more than makes up for in over-the-top, bordering-on-ridiculous action. Yes, the plot is silly and the character development is nil, and while that would normally bother the crap out of me, there's just something so immensely watchable about this movie. It never gets old for me, and I've seen it dozens of times. The DVD also has some of the best special features of any DVD ever.
    Don't bother with the sequel, though. Yech.

  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    Everything about this film is cinematic gold. Paul Thomas Anderson doesn't miss a beat with his direction, and the performances put in by Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano are revelatory. The final scene between the two is one of the best ever committed to film, so incredibly passionate and violent, both characters at the end of their tethers, unable to give any ground. That scene alone is worth the price of admission, and would bring me back to the film again and again even if the rest were terrible. Thankfully, the rest of the movie lives up to it's end.