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  • Prometheus 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Jun, 2012

    Fascinating, gruesome, and gorgeous film that while not perfect, is very satisfying and treats its audiences like adults; leaving questions for us to answer on our own. It's ambiguity will be the subject of many analyses for years to come.

  • The Cabin in the Woods 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Apr, 2012

    WOW! Completely blown away. A non-stop ride of outlandish horror and laugh-out-loud comedy. Right up my alley. This is truly an instant cult classic and I would be hard pressed to name another movie where I had a better time watching it in theaters. Truly awesome.

  • Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Jun, 2012

    Another thought-provoking documentary from Herzog. Reminded me a lot of The Thin Blue Line, but it's ultimate purpose is to question the morality of the death penalty. I for one, although a Democrat, believe that the death penalty is a necessary evil in certain circumstances, but Herzog had me questioning my own beliefs.

  • The Adventures of Tintin 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Mar, 2012

    Possibly the biggest in a series of perplexing snubs by the douchebags at the Academy this past year, Tin Tin is an exciting family adventure with mind-blowing CGI and spectacularly choregraphed action sequences. The CGI boasts environments that the most photo-realistic to date. It's a classic Spielsbergian adventure.

  • My Week with Marilyn 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 22 Mar, 2012

    Really well-acted, especially from Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier. Story didn't pull me in completely but it was still interesting to see Marilyn Monroe the person, rather than Marilyn Monroe the icon.

  • The Artist 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Feb, 2012

    The movie hinges on the wonderfully charismatic performances from its lead actors, especially Jean Dujardin, who should win an Oscar for it. The movie does a great job at poking fun at itself while still progressing along its romantic plot.

  • Margin Call 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Feb, 2012

    Well-written, well-acted, and briskly paced inside look at a 24 hour period at an investment firm at the center of the 2008 financial collapse. Paul Bettany gives a stand-out performance. The ending left a little to be desired, but i'd still call it one of the better films of 2011.

  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 16 Mar, 2012

    Funny, simple, and a lot of heart. Jeff, Who Lives at Home hits a lot of the same notes that Little Miss Sunshine did. If you're a fan of quirky, slice of life dramedys, this is right up your alley. Susan Sarandon gives one of her best performances in years. All in all, a satisfying experience.

  • The Descendants 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 30 Jan, 2012

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Our Idiot Brother 2011

    ★★★ Watched 12 Feb, 2012

    Not laugh out loud funny like you might expect with the cast, but there was something engaging about this Paul Rudd vehicle.

  • The Skin I Live In 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Apr, 2012

    A rather entoxicating story, beautifully directed. A stand-out edition to the psycho-sexual sub-genre. The lead actors are both terrific as well.

  • Drive 2011

    ★★★★½ Added

    There aren't enough superlatives in the dictionary to adequately explain my thoughts on this dazzling film. Okay, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it's definetly my favorite film of 2011. It's a simple enough premise, a Hollywood stunt-driver by day and getaway driver for hire by night gets caught up in a tangled web of deception and villainy. The beauty here lies in the execution. Nicolas Windig Refn finally hits his stride, and he does so on all cylinders.…