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500 Days of Summer
7 years ago via Movies on Facebook
½

A movie whose philosophy of love I disagree with, but a unique and refreshing one nonetheless. It seems like romantic comedies these days are a dime-a-dozen, and I barely end up seeing any of the formulaic ones. By the time I do, they're old news. This one is at least charming enough to hold your attention, and while you feel compelled to take sides, by the end you are at peace with the story, at least enough to say you enjoyed the movie. So I did. I think it will deserve multiple viewings.

The Hurt Locker
7 years ago via Movies on Facebook
½

A fantastic war film from Kathryn Bigelow about men who risk their lives every day (to a ridiculous point) disarming bombs. It leaves you with a lot of questions but ultimately I think fails in the end to really become universal. The scene where Sgt. James talks to his son seems a little contrived, but other than that, the drama and tension of every moment is well crafted and beautifully executed. Strong performances all around. One I'll be glad to revisit in a couple years.

District 9
District 9 (2009)
7 years ago via Movies on Facebook
½

Original and thrilling, with unbelievable CGI. If this and Avatar are any indication, visual effects in movies have grown at exponential speed over the last few years. You can't tell what's there and what's imagined to be there. Does this help you invest in the story? I suppose. But it wouldn't be anything without an exciting screenplay. It'll be interesting to see what kind of traction this movie gets during Oscar time. One I'll look forward to seeing again in a while.