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  • Gamer

    Gamer

    ★★★★★

    On the big TV this is gorgeous and still mind-blowing. I had written a lot about it in a previous iteration of my blog, one of the pieces I was prouder of, but silly as I am I didn't keep a backup. True, though, I'm not sure I can beat Autumn Faust at this game.

  • Going the Distance

    Going the Distance

    ★½

    Too much time wasted on lines that just aren't funny. It's hard to make fun of sex without having it look like a pissing contest.

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  • The Unchanging Sea

    The Unchanging Sea

    ★★★★★

    How can you film longing for somebody combined with the idea and (at the same time!) the actual fact of time going by? Don't worry, Griffith already did it.

  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★★★

    [director's cut]

    I know I am probably in the minority bunch here, but is it such a crime to prefer the theatrical take? The DC gives coherence and cohesion to the overall film, but a huge part of my love for Blackhat is exactly the lack of hooks and side notes. Feeling lost in the digital age, among ghosts of identities and relationships is something the theatrical cut conveys so well.

    The DC builds up the tension in a different…