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Boy
Boy (2012)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

What a charming little gem of a film! Funny and cute, with the drama of a child's viewpoint, beautifully and nostalgically delivered. The habitually picked-on little brother, apologetically convinced he has 'powers', has to be one of the funniest and cutest little fellas I've seen on film! Subtitles were helpful, though, with the Kiwi actors using such clipped and casual accents you can hardly see their lips moving at times! :D

Beasts of the Southern Wild
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Beautiful and poetic story of poverty, pride, defiance, pain and a necessarily stoic and gritty philosophy of human existence, as seen through the eyes of a tough little girl during the New Orleans floods. Seamless acting is complemented by unassuming and modestly artful direction and cinematography. "No cryin' now!" - as if.

The Paperboy
The Paperboy (2012)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Good film! A subversion of the period film noir, wih a very dark and seedy take on a 60s 'deep down south' political/legal drama. Starts off looking like a John Grisham or something, but quickly kicks off the conventional turns of the smooth-building Hollywood variety, and begins scratching obsessively at the seeping sores on the under side of the characters involved. Sort of Chinatown vs The Graduate, with a dollop of Cape Fear, but seedier and in certain ways, surprisingly, more disquieting.

The Art of Getting By
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Kind of one of the stories of my life, so I think it's pretty authentic. But I think many who don't know why the main character acts like he does will find him frustrating/annoying. Like a less schmaltzy and more [purposefully] ambiguous Good Will Hunting. No excuses about 'a tough home life' etc. because that's not why. Almost a shame the ending didn't stay as authentic as it could've been though.