Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

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Annie (2014)

The focus here is not on the story or characters or performances, but on being updated and fresh and pretty….

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

Like the first, lots of deep and valuable messages delivered by old people in the quirky and exotic surrounds of…

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

A deep, insightful look at being the unpopular kid in high school, though it got unexpectedly dark at the end….

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Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

Aside from Roberts, who was a relatively talented and exceptionally mature young actress, acting is this movie is completely awful….

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Baby Mama (2008)

Cute with some funny lines. Fey and Poehler are pretty good, and a nice supporting cast.

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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Not the Will Ferrell comedy I was expecting. He doesn’t have a single funny line, playing the straight man in…

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La La Land (2016)

An impressive musical, with beautiful sets, dramatic lighting, nice photography, a great score with wonderful instrumentation and original pieces, lively…

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Once (2007)

Nice, simple story. The music and talent is great, though maybe there’s a bit too much of it and not…

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The Light Between Oceans (2016)

Gently paced, cleanly told, beautifully shot. Some of the shots are subtle but carefully chosen and metaphorical. This is a…

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I’m Here (2010)

Spike Jonze is an interesting dude, isn’t he? He’s a genius, but something’s a little off-center with him. A strange,…

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