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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight 2015

    ★★★½ Added

    Solid casting, good filmmaking, worthy story to tell, but seems like after awhile it just sort of floats there, whereas I usually like my films to feel like they are getting better as they go along. I found the first half more interesting. Did they manage to assemble a cast though.
    Mark Ruffalo has never really failed me. I've enjoyed watching him in every film. I'm not blaming Mark, but why did his character have to repeat every single thing.…

  • My Last Day Without You

    My Last Day Without You 2011

    ★★★½ Added

    Quite romantic and I happen to think the side characters were enjoyable. Sure there's a few clichés, but we sort of watch these films for the clichés, right.

  • Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong

    Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2016

    Beautiful couple. I really liked their chemistry without knowing they were a real life couple. Now I feel like I have to watch it over with that in mind. I really have a soft spot for films where two people walk around spewing dialog the whole film. Yes its pretty much a copy of a Linklater Sunrise/Sunset film, not a bad thing. Give me two more of these please.

  • Alien

    Alien 1979

    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Jun, 2016

    Its probably hard to conjure up a new compliment for this, but its just a brilliant film, with great settings and just very good Sci Fi. I had not seen it in years so forgot some of it, which was nice. You could tell a lot went into the concept of the ship, just how many different types of doors appear throughout is a nice touch!
    I thought in 1979 it was nice to see the last human survivors be…

  • The Godfather: Part III

    The Godfather: Part III 1990

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Jun, 2016

    Spoilers
    This is pretty much everything that’s great about the series, with a little bit of historic papal scandal politics woven in. We see the toll that living the mob life style has taken on Michael Corleone, its not so glamorous.

    This one has the taboo incest story, which happens sometimes. I know a few people that don’t think no one knows, but I do and now Letterboxd does. Someone told me it’s less offensive in Italian culture. I don’t…

  • The Godfather: Part II

    The Godfather: Part II 1974

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Jun, 2016

    Spoilers These films have such an atmosphere they give me an offer I can’t refuse, and even if the template gets a bit familiar by part three, you enjoy the singing and performance pieces, the parades etc. Initially I was thinking I’d miss Brando’s character a lot more in this sequel, but the back-story helps that.
    This film was very well done, the whole series is and I love how they pick it up right after the last film, as…

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather 1972

    ★★★★★ Watched 09 Jun, 2016

    Spoilers
    I was discussing Coppola, as I know someone who interviewed him not too long ago and I recalled that I had not seen The Godfather. Every time I come across an American Film Institute list I’m reminded I have not seen it, so I thought I would go big or go home. I watched all three films. Every time I got out they pulled me back in. Now a friend thought that something in the film might offend me…

  • Christian Mingle

    Christian Mingle 2014

    ★★★½ Added

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A Christian review of Christian mingle.
    I appreciate a film that actually mentions the name Jesus.
    A woman decides to try to snare a guy using a Christian dating site, she does, but she's not a Christian, but can she win his heart while keeping up the charade? A lot of the smiles come from that element right there.
    I thought it was mostly a fun and charming film. I wanted to see this when I saw the trailer. Some…

  • Playground

    Playground 2009

    ★★★★ Added

    I thought this did a good job covering many issues that have to do with the child sex trade, prostitution of young children, teens. When it got to the part about the eleven year old Michelle I almost cut it off, as I thought I might get ill. But I forced myself to sit through, because that is the problem, too many people pretending these things aren't happening, terrible politicians, bad laws and too many people like you and me…

  • Haunter

    Haunter 2013

    ★★★ Added

    For Letterboxd film 1000 I selected Haunter. I'd passed this by about 1000 times looking through Netflix. So I thought why not. Haunter is a weird film, its part ghost mystery, part slasher and a time loop film. It moves rather slow at times. You could tell something good is trying to get out. Decent watch, but not quite realized in a way that would make it dynamic. Abigail Breslin always does a good job to me, she anchors films such as this and Maggie well.

  • Sewing Hope

    Sewing Hope

    ★★★★★ Added

    Forest Whitaker does such a fantastic job narrating this you wish he could narrate everything. I watched this last night and I am still inspired by it. Its about the women who were taken by rebel leader Kony in Uganda, they survived all manner of violence against them, but they begin to turn their lives around with the help of a Ugandan nun, who teaches them sewing. It reminded me of so much of some of my favorite biblical verses,…

  • We Are Still Here

    We Are Still Here 2015

    ★★★ Added

    Rather than bemoan the fact that this is another white couple creepy house flick, I thought I'd take black people and other minorities to task for not creating and starring in more of these type of films ourselves. Whenever I go to a movies I see mostly Hispanic and blacks watching these horrors, there's an audience for these films. A movie with a similar premise, but more fleshed out would be perfect for Will and Jada to star in. Throw…