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March Movies

Here's my list of movies I watched this month. Slow month thanks to March Madness. #26 of this month was #89 for the year. Tonight I officially dipped below the "one movie per day" quota.
  1. Cronos - Del Toro's first is a beautiful take on a classic. Aurora is the standout.
  2. Honeymoon - Atrocious acting, silly plot and not a single boo!
  3. Finding Vivian Maier - Uneven, but wonderful doc on the secret life of brilliant photographer.
  4. Foxcatcher - 90% fictional tale, ruins a fascinating true story. Awful acting or negligible?
  5. Ravenous - Silly horror flick, but elevated by the incredible Robert Carlyle.
  6. The Judge - Predictable and filled with Hollywood cliche, but stellar cast make it enjoyable.
  7. The House of the Devil - homage to 70's/80's is typical Ti West yawn fest. Nothing happens!
  8. The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wonderfully quirky Wes Anderson does it again. Stellar Fiennes.
  9. Nightcrawler - Brilliant idea falls flat with unlikable characters and implausible second half.
  10. Dracula Untold - Solid, fun start, derails into CGI mess with awful ending. Gadon - yowza!
  11. Confession of Murder - Scattered mess of a film ends up destroying great start and concept.
  12. The Station Agent - Dinklage, Cannavale, Clarkson and Williams deliver an A+ story.
  13. Clerks 2 - Re-watched. So much of it is better than the first, but in the end, nowhere near.
  14. Rosewater - Stewart's let down and he gives in to his own detractor's stereotypes and snubs.
  15. Kumare - Powerful documentary about fake guru, who helps, despite his deceitful premise. 
  16. The Scribbler - Typical graphic novel come to life. Starts great, unravels into a true mess.
  17. Session 9 - Incredible for 85 minutes. Unfortunately it has a 95 minute running time. 
  18. Sushi Girl - Awful B-Movie studded Reservoir Dogs knock off. Cortney Palm though, wow!
  19. Fury - Solid cast, especially LaBoeuf, make up for poor script. Much better than expected.
  20. Fading Gigolo - Turturro stars and directs Allen and Paradis brilliantly in NYC. Paradis(e)!
  21. Berberian Sound Studio - I'm still not sure if this is just one big in-joke. Brilliant or Mess?
  22. Birdman - Near nauseating visuals and sound, add nothing to boring take of hurt egos.
  23. Her - Brilliant! 10/10 Spike Jonze just puts perfect scene after perfect scene. Johannson's voice!
  24. The Equalizer - Fuqua proves again he's not a very talented director and worse story teller.
  25. The Theory of Everything - Marsh's inability to gravitate towards TV movie a good cast.
  26. V/H/S Viral - My new selection for worst film ever made. Four shaky vignettes - not a movie.

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