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  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★ Watched 25 Aug, 2014

    I have mixed feelings about this. This is a completely different beast than The Raid and tries to do something completely different. The action is still superb, but the plot is not as inventive or original as it tries to be. Plus, there's the fact that it's just too damn long.

    Maybe my expectations were too high since I really enjoyed the first one and heard good things about this. Not a bad sequel by any means, but I still prefer the first one. Maybe I'll like this better after the inevitable rewatch but for now it's just a good action film.

  • The Ledge 2011

    ★½ Watched 17 Aug, 2014

    The Ledge is an ambitious but poorly-written thriller that deals with religious fundamentalism and atheism. Sadly these themes (and the characters) are handled quite clumsily which makes the film very frustrating to watch. With a better script it could have been a pretty good film. I'll give an extra star for Patrick Wilson, though, because he manages to pull off a decent performance. Considering the material he must've had to work with I think it's some kind of a miracle.

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  • 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...

  • Prisoners 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 17 Jan, 2014

    An excellent and intense thriller that reminded me a bit of David Fincher's work. The film took its time to suck me in, but when it did, I couldn't look away. Jackman and Gyllenhaal were impressive but to be fair, the whole cast did very well. The film also looked and sounded great, thanks to Roger Deakins' cinematography and Jóhan Jóhannsson's score.