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That Awkward Moment (2014) | saw this a while back and sadly, i can still recall how irritatingly awful it is; young successful 20-something bros with jobs that don’t really take up much of their time yet somehow they’re able to afford living in one bedrooms in Manhattan, all the while talking about love and relationships over coffee. 

That Awkward Moment (2014) | saw this a while back and sadly, i can still recall how irritatingly awful it is; young successful 20-something bros with jobs that don’t really take up much of their time yet somehow they’re able to afford living in one bedrooms in Manhattan, all the while talking about love and relationships over coffee. 

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Broadcast News (1987) | smart and hilarious, the film holds up remarkably well.

Broadcast News (1987) | smart and hilarious, the film holds up remarkably well.

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Begin Again (2013) | a bland but sorta nice movie, kinda like Keira Knightley’s singing voice; just don’t expect it to hit the raw emotional chords ONCE did.  

Begin Again (2013) | a bland but sorta nice movie, kinda like Keira Knightley’s singing voice; just don’t expect it to hit the raw emotional chords ONCE did.  

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Boyhood (2014) | i love that Richard Linklater’s used time/the passing of time and what that means to us and our relationships, and found such incredible ways to present that in cinematic form. BOYHOOD is the latest and perhaps most ambitious example of that remarkable endeavor. Shame it has to start with a Coldplay song though.  

Boyhood (2014) | i love that Richard Linklater’s used time/the passing of time and what that means to us and our relationships, and found such incredible ways to present that in cinematic form. BOYHOOD is the latest and perhaps most ambitious example of that remarkable endeavor. Shame it has to start with a Coldplay song though.  

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) | with the exception of the Quicksilver sequence, this installment is disappointingly unexceptional (even ludicrous), especially since X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is such a smart reboot of the franchise. 

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) | with the exception of the Quicksilver sequence, this installment is disappointingly unexceptional (even ludicrous), especially since X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is such a smart reboot of the franchise. 

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Frank (2014) | not a fan of this Sundance darling that wallows in its British Indie-ness and puts more thought into its quirkiness than how much heart it should actually run on. 

Frank (2014) | not a fan of this Sundance darling that wallows in its British Indie-ness and puts more thought into its quirkiness than how much heart it should actually run on. 

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The Two Faces of January (2014) | thrillingly Hitchcockian and not without a hint of THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY (but of course, Patricia Highsmith wrote the book), i thoroughly enjoyed watching the film’s three characters traipse through Greece while trying to get away with murder. 

The Two Faces of January (2014) | thrillingly Hitchcockian and not without a hint of THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY (but of course, Patricia Highsmith wrote the book), i thoroughly enjoyed watching the film’s three characters traipse through Greece while trying to get away with murder. 

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Ukraine is Not a Brothel (2013) | feminism and feminist protest should be encouraged and supported, but I’ve always felt unsure about FEMEN, the topless protest group that originated from Ukraine. as one of the best documentaries I’ve watched recently, Ukraine is Not a Brothel boldly explores the organization and uncovers truths about it that provide a deeper (and sadder, honestly) understanding about the place of women today. 

Ukraine is Not a Brothel (2013) | feminism and feminist protest should be encouraged and supported, but I’ve always felt unsure about FEMEN, the topless protest group that originated from Ukraine. as one of the best documentaries I’ve watched recently, Ukraine is Not a Brothel boldly explores the organization and uncovers truths about it that provide a deeper (and sadder, honestly) understanding about the place of women today. 

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Dinosaur 13 (2014) | a heartbreaking doc that chronicles the story of the team that found Sue, the most complete tyrannosaurus rex ever unearthed, and how greed and the government took her away from them. 

Dinosaur 13 (2014) | a heartbreaking doc that chronicles the story of the team that found Sue, the most complete tyrannosaurus rex ever unearthed, and how greed and the government took her away from them. 

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Some Like it Hot (1959) | you can definitely see what later films took from this comedy classic…and that last line is just perfection. 

Some Like it Hot (1959) | you can definitely see what later films took from this comedy classic…and that last line is just perfection. 

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The Apartment (1960) | Billy Wilder wrote and directed this film, so obviously, it’s great, but what I found to be really incredible is how it still holds up perfectly—this film is very much a timeless masterpiece. 

The Apartment (1960) | Billy Wilder wrote and directed this film, so obviously, it’s great, but what I found to be really incredible is how it still holds up perfectly—this film is very much a timeless masterpiece. 

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1971 (2014) | A fascinating and well-crafted documentary that shows that the need for transparency is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago. 

1971 (2014) | A fascinating and well-crafted documentary that shows that the need for transparency is as relevant today as it was 40 years ago. 

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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) | there is so much to love about this film; most of all I loved being completely drawn in by the characters and stories of this world. 

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) | there is so much to love about this film; most of all I loved being completely drawn in by the characters and stories of this world. 

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Mrs Brown (1997) | a dull, dry period drama (although lacking the drama bit) that feels strongly of the sort that was made in the mid-90s. 

Mrs Brown (1997) | a dull, dry period drama (although lacking the drama bit) that feels strongly of the sort that was made in the mid-90s. 

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Point and Shoot (2014) | this has received overwhelmingly rave reviews and just won the Best Documentary Feature prize at Tribeca yesterday, and while the footage is incredible, there’s something fundamentally wrong and revoltingly vain about glorifying one reckless and privileged American man-child’s fantasy of becoming an adventurer in a far off land (in this case, Libya) and being a revolutionary in someone else’s war. 

Point and Shoot (2014) | this has received overwhelmingly rave reviews and just won the Best Documentary Feature prize at Tribeca yesterday, and while the footage is incredible, there’s something fundamentally wrong and revoltingly vain about glorifying one reckless and privileged American man-child’s fantasy of becoming an adventurer in a far off land (in this case, Libya) and being a revolutionary in someone else’s war. 

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