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Calvary

A very good movie about a very good priest. Imagine that. Brendan Gleeson, as always, is amazing. A-

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Definitely different, playful, cheeky, watchable. Not the strongest storyline or special effects. B+

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Get on Up

I'm not a huge James Brown fan but Chadwick Bossman's performance is incredibly good. I also found the film's structure fresh and captivating. B.

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And So It Goes

Painful to watch. Tragic, actually. Especially since I've always been a fan of both Diane Keaton and Michael Douglas. D-

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A Most Wanted Man

The pace is glacial, but it's worth it to see Philip Seymour Hoffman one last time. C+

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Magic in the Moonlight

A favorite Woody Allen theme: the rational vs the spiritual. For my tastes—not enough chemistry between Colin Firth and Emma Stone. B-

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The Giver

Slow moving, but more emotion and substance than "Tribute" films such as Divergent. B-

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If I Stay

Really liked the first 40 minutes or so. Shed nary a tear. B-.

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

It seems to me that the graphic art technique employed here and in the 300 could turn out some seriously good state of the art films, not just ultraviolent pulp fiction. B

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