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Time spent watching films, even crappy ones, is time well-spent.

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    These aren't comments on ALL of the movies through which I've cried, yawned, laughed, and rolled my eyes, but just about everything I've seen since early 2002 is here plus a few from earlier. Post dates reflect my screening & parenthetical dates are the year of US release (aka Oscar eligibility).
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2/15/2008

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

First, I just want to say that the human population of the film is terrific. It looks as though they just started the film rolling on the actual neighborhood and got permission to use it later -- really authentic.

That said, I had a few problems with the execution of the movie. The editor in me found something that could've been tweaked in at least half of the scenes. Too much just seemed false and it was driving me (and poor Gary, who had to listen to me) a little nuts. Now, without spoiling anything, by the end of the movie I was a little more on board with the directing/acting choices that were made throughout the story -- they were more plausibly deliberate than simply clumsy once the whole story was told.

In the end, I judge this a good film that had the potential to be great.

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