Movie Reviews

Reviews of movies.

Review: Only Lovers Left Alive

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 | 0 comments

Only Lovers Left Alive is the vampire movie you’ve always wanted. You didn’t even know you wanted it, but you did. Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton are ancient, gorgeous, and shockingly human. Let’s get this out of the way: this isn’t a Hollywood vampire movie. There is no violence, very little blood, and all of the sex is off-screen. The vampires aren’t showy. They don’t run around doing vampire things like flying and jumping off buildings. It’s all about the characters and how they interact. In the way of many independent films, there’s no...

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Review of Chef

Posted by on Jul 29, 2014 | 0 comments

Chef didn’t get a lot of hype, and I can’t figure out why. It’s the kind of movie that leaves you feeling good afterward, as if sometimes everything works out just how it should. Let me be clear: the plot is eminently predictable, and there are no explosions or twist ending. Chef is very simply a heart-warming movie about a man trying to figure out what to do with his life after a mistake threatens his chosen career. There are some spoilers ahead, but as I hinted to earlier, it isn’t anything you would haven’t figured out way before it happens. Jon Favreau plays...

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Review of Amelie

Posted by on Jan 21, 2012 | 0 comments

So, instead of doing the last of my edits tonight, I watched Amélie with Ryan. I’m not sure if we’re the last two people on earth to see this movie, but I’m left wondering what took us so long. Actually, it’s kind of a funny story so I’ll relate it here real quick. Back in, geez I think 2002 or so, we started a Netflix account and had our movies delivered to us in those little red envelopes. I’m not sure why we had such a hard time with the whole experience, but we sometimes had movies that we just never watched and were too excited about other movies coming out and had to return unwatched....

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Review of Easy A

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 | 7 comments

I’ve had a Movie Review category on this blog for a long time, but I’ve never used it. There’s no real reason why. I just never got around to feeling strongly enough about a movie to bang out some words. What cinematic masterpiece has broken this trend? Easy A. Go ahead and get the giggles out now. It’s okay. Seriously. I’ll wait. Done? Okay, down to business then. Why I was pretty sure I was going to not like this movie: It’s an unapologetic teen movie. Anybody who knows me even slightly knows that I’m not a fan of most things teen. The overwrought...

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