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  • Coherence

    Coherence 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Jul, 2015

    I knew very little about this film before putting it on. which turned out to be a good thing because it kept me guessing all the way. The sci-fi concept is pretty great and I love the mystery elements as well but the film is a bit too dialogue-driven for my liking and some of its ideas don't really reach their full potential. Still a nice positive surprise.

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow 2014

    ★★★ Watched 03 Jul, 2015

    I had my reservations about Edge of Tomorrow because living the same day all over again isn't exactly a new idea. Well, I decided to watch it anyway because pretty much everyone seems to like it.

    Sure, the film is a well-made piece of sci-fi entertainment and I enjoyed it a great deal, but my reservations were still so correct that it was almost annoying. I liked Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise was alright too, but the plot was too predictable and it played out almost exactly as one would imagine. Not bad but I'd still pick Groundhog Day over this any day.

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 27 Jan, 2014 9

    A classic. One of the greatest westerns of all time. One of the coolest films ever made.

    The last thirty minutes are just out of this world...

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 08 Jan, 2015

    What a wonderful rewatch. I always enjoyed the story, which is fast-paced and constantly amusing, but this time I was more invested in the characters and found the ending more moving than I did the first time around. I like Wes Anderson's visual style and Robert Yeoman's camerawork very much in this one, and the dialogue is fantastic. Ralph Fiennes is great, and I think M. Gustave is his finest role in years. This is my favorite Wes Anderson film so far. Easily.