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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Directed by David Fincher
3 stars
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I love David Fincher’s work. I especially love it when he’s paired with Brad Pitt. He brings the grit of his music video background to an extended format, cleans it up a little, but not enough that you don’t still know there’s a layer of filth underneath. I like that. I’m a grit-girl.

Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by Danny Boyle
4 stars
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I was introduced to this film in two ways:

1. I saw a commercial for it in which there was a lot of Bollywood dancing & high-energy music.

2. My boss told me about walking out of it about 15 minutes in because the images were disturbing & they were duped into thinking it was the feel-good movie of the year.

Milk

Directed by Gus Van Sant
3.5 stars
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Why did I not know this story already? Oh … that’s right. Because there isn’t a “LGBT History Month” in the United States. Seriously, though, why sometimes do we need Hollywood to feed us our history lessons?

There Will Be Blood

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
4 stars
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From the beginning, the screech of the score & the unnerving tang of the metal against rock set the tone. Not unlike Saving Private Ryan, the first 15 or so minutes of this movie are painful to watch. There’s no dialogue, no flashy MTV-style editing. Just Daniel Day-Lewis in a shaft. A filthy, life-threatening shaft.

Persepolis

Directed by Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi
3.5 stars
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This film is exactly why I don’t like knowing too much about a film prior to seeing it. Going into the theatre, I expected to view a film in which I wouldn’t be able to tell which black & white drawing was the main character & also in which I would see & hear a lot of political rhetoric about Iran.

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She's The Man

Directed by: Andy Fickman
2 stars
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“Shakespeare. I did this movie because of Shakespeare.”
- one of the actresses in the movie who made her debut in a “reality” film

Good Night, and Good Luck

Directed by: George Clooney
4 stars
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I think it’s well-established by now that I don’t like talking about movies within 24 hours of viewing them.

That being said, not five minutes after exiting the theatre, I told my friend, “I can say with 99.5% certainty that I will not veer from this opinion right now. I liked this movie.”

Serenity

Directed by: Joss Whedon
3 stars
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Considering I’m a HUGE fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it goes without saying that I’m a Joss Whedon fan.

However, I’m not particularly a fan of SciFi nor did I ever watch even one episode of the television series, “Firefly,” upon which this movie was based. Yet.

Hostel

Directed by: Eli Roth
3 stars
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Alright so I kinda feel like I need to write this in a sorta Tarantino-esque type voice, y’know? Because I kept seeing him on the late night talk show circuit, alright? & that’s just the p.o.v. that I get when thinking about reviewing this movie, y’know?

Alright so everybody pretty much knows the plot of the story, alright?

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