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Inside Job
February 18, 2011 – 5:39 PM | 5 Comments
<I>Inside Job</I>

Sarah 33, Death Race 23; 15 of 24 categories completed
I got impatient with it at first. It misspells two key names in chyrons right off the bat — former Fed chairman Paul “Vocker” and IMF …

Winter’s Bone
February 18, 2011 – 11:21 AM | 22 Comments
<I>Winter’s Bone</I>

Sarah 33, Death Race 23; 15 of 24 categories completed
I spent part of the day on Tuesday watching screeners for Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. It’s the sort of show that makes me irremediably irritated almost …

Outside The Law
February 18, 2011 – 10:19 AM | 6 Comments
<em>Outside The Law</em>

Sarah 33, Death Race 23; 15 of 24 categories completed
Hey, fight for Algerian independence that tests the love and loyalties of three brothers: be less clichéd and plodding! Don’t have exchanges like
“Money means freedom.”
“I am …

In A Better World
February 16, 2011 – 2:38 PM | 2 Comments
<I>In A Better World</I>

Sarah 31, Death Race 25; 14 of 24 categories completed
The press materials for In A Better World include a statement from director Susanne Bier, in which she asserts that the film “sets out to explore …

The Illusionist
February 15, 2011 – 8:54 AM | 4 Comments
<I>The Illusionist</I>

Sarah 30, Death Race 26; 14 of 24 categories completed
I sobbed through the last five minutes of The Illusionist. The word “melancholy” features prominently in nearly every review I’ve read of the movie, but something …

Waste Land
February 13, 2011 – 11:39 AM | One Comment
<em>Waste Land</em>

Sarah 29, Death Race 27 (YEAH THAT’S RIGHT); 13 of 24 categories completed
Joe R put it best in a series of tweets last night after we’d seen it, so I’ll just quote him:

Rabbit Hole
February 12, 2011 – 8:55 PM | 3 Comments
<I>Rabbit Hole</I>

Death Race 28, Sarah 28 (woo!); 13 of 24 categories completed (Woo II: Bride of Woo!)

…I didn’t hate it, but it isn’t very good. It’s competent, but the script makes maybe one fresh choice, and …

Iron Man 2
February 11, 2011 – 10:27 AM | 20 Comments
<I>Iron Man 2</I>

Death Race 29, Sarah 27; 12 of 24 categories completed
I didn’t get around to watching the first one before seeing this one, so I can’t compare them, but the sequel is a bit too long …

February 10, 2011 – 2:03 PM | 10 Comments

Death Race 30, Sarah 26; 12 of 24 categories completed
Iñárritu is a tough case. I don’t know if he’d put it like this, but he lets the story decide where it’s going; he has elements, …

The King’s Speech
February 9, 2011 – 11:52 AM | 31 Comments
<em>The King’s Speech</em>

Death Race 31, Sarah 25; 11 (!) of 24 categories completed
What a triumph of casting The King’s Speech is. Everyone looks perfect for his or her part — especially Guy Pearce as the abdicant, Eve …