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  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★ Added

    For all the hype around it, it's remarkably mediocre, especially for Fincher.

  • My Soul to Take 2010

    ★★ Added

    Giving this film two stars, for that shot of Raúl Esparza's gorgeous arms while his character was on the phone.

  • Trouble in the Heights 2011

    ★★★ Added

    Very obviously an independent film, and they could have chosen a better set of lenses, though I understand they can be really hard to get so that aside: the writing is actually pretty good (though so much dialogue is Spanish, and spoken very quickly, that you might need subs, but that's no fault), and the acting is surprisingly good, I thought. The child actors in particular did a good job. And Raul Esparza embodied the villain with frightening ease, he makes the movie worth a viewing all on his own.

  • Captain America: The First Avenger 2011

    ★★½ Added

    Only absolute boredom got me to see this film. It wasn't actually as bad as I had expected, it was just bad enough to barely earn a couple of stars. Shy, trite, filled with cliches like ye olde David and Goliath, the Hero's Initiation Journey, the older-brother figure, the (lost) father figure, the buxom heroine, the nazi villain (really, Marvel?), and when PoW torture and brain washing are even touched in the film they barely get a feather brush (very likely to save the rating, but it's still irritating).

  • Dallas Buyers Club 2013

    ★★★ Added

    Vulgar, melodramatic, and flat. A mediocre film about annoying and filthy characters with one foot in the grave. Probably true enough to the reality, which would make it a tragic biography, but as a work of cinema it falls short.

  • Goltzius and the Pelican Company 2012

    ★★★★★ Added

    Pure postmodernist cinema. It is a film shot in a fairly unconventional way, combining two Greenaway classics: the documentary, and the sexual drama. If you have never seen a Greenaway film before, this would be an odd point to start with. It is a film that makes sense best of all in the context of his cinematic work, or at the very least as Part II of a trilogy of which the first part is Nightwatching.

    The film is half…

  • Dredd 2012

    ★★★½ Added

    A little bit heavy-handed in places - so much glitter, and Karl Urban's performance also seemed to lay the "serious action man" archetype a bit too much, leaving not a lot of room for other layers. But overall this movie was actually refreshing. The characters were diverse enough for still being in the same spectrum - there are no good guys except for the blonde chick and the red-headed kid, perhaps - but the camera doesn't seems to judge. None…

  • The Chronicles of Riddick 2004

    ★★★ Added

    One star for Thandie Newton, one star for Karl Urban, and one star for the costume department. Zero stars for the rest of the movie.

  • Karla 2006

    ★★½ Added

    Before I got this movie, the reviews I read said that "it's so horrifying" and it kept people up at night, etc. Maybe my threshold is really high, but I found it to not be traumatic in the least. Game of Thrones is more scary than this film, and more graphic (there isn't even much nudity in this film, nor blood, but there are some bruises).

    It is also a little bit poorly directed, and there are some consistency problems,…

  • Where the Truth Lies 2005

    ★½ Added

    I literally could not watch more than 20 minutes of this film. I don't think it's possible for something to be any more boring and cheesy. One and a half stars only for Kevin Bacon being a surprisingly good singer.
    Otherwise, piss on the eyes of whoever wrote and the directed this.

  • Coco Before Chanel 2009

    ★★★½ Added

    Very good acting, sets and costumes, but the plot needed some work. The story dragged on and while it wasn't at all as melodramatic as someone might expect, I can't help but feel that the story only got more exciting right at the end, when Chanel had become a full fledged couturier.
    We only got a few minutes of a more stern and collected business-woman, who made her way into a male dominated field by using both her eye for…

  • Possession 2009

    ★★★ Added

    A bit of a disappointing film, especially since the story had such potential: Cain and Abel type brothers, bad one is envious of what the good one has, then something happens and either the good brother has a second chance at life or the bad one has a chance to start over.
    And it could have been so good if it weren't trying to be a horror or a quasi-mystery. If it had dealt more in introspection, in feelings of inadequacy and jealousy and a desperate want of acceptance, it could have been excellent.
    But as it is, it falls flat on its face.