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  • The Maze Runner

    The Maze Runner 2014

    ★★★ Watched 04 Jul, 2015

    Not half bad. Good ensemble casting ensures some good experiences. I liked it. I hate that this too will have sequels upon sequels. (I guess I should have known, ahead, but did not). I hate that kids now a day expects a trilogy. Just to satisfy the long term budgets for the studios. It eliminates, pretty much, the risk of telling and putting a story to film.

  • Life of Crime

    Life of Crime 2013

    ★★ Watched 01 Jul, 2015

    A couple of good performances, but all together pretty poor production, with even poorer direction and some car-scenes that make you go; "Wait, what? They couldn't make this better? This is awful"

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    Watched 02 Jul, 2015

    This might be the last contemporary actionfilm I will se in a while. Rotten to the core. Decadent in it's spine. Ruined a perfectly good evening.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Jun, 2015

    As much as I love Birdman, some part of me wants this to have been the film who took home the Golden statue.

  • Back to the Future Part II

    Back to the Future Part II 1989

    ★★★★ Watched 25 Jun, 2015

    It's difficult not to laugh at BTTF's silly take on things. How everything is overdone. Especially by the actors. It's, at times, like watching a farse or an over-the-top play. Everybody yells and does things no one would get away with today. Especially the first sequel. But it's close to my heart. It's impossible to get angry or cross at this. It's what dreams are made of, and it dazzled us when we where young. That kid still pops out, on rare occasions, like these. Watching them again gives the same, worry-less environment, that they did back in the late 80s.

  • Cinemania

    Cinemania 2002

    ★★★½ Watched 24 Jun, 2015

    Oh, God!

    Should I ever see a film ever again? Is this me, in a few years? I feel trashy!! ;o)

    That aside, I want to thank the cast of this amazing documentary. For giving so much of themselves. It's revolting but lovely at the same time. It's sad beyond words to see how some of these live, and how they have ended up, after years in the service of the cinema, but it makes damn good storytelling!

  • The Guitar

    The Guitar 2008

    ★★ Watched 20 Jun, 2015

    Burrows is good. So is the two other main actors. It's always good so see Paz de la Huerta onscreen. She brings something to the table.

    But the direction is poor. The story very repetitive and not very engaging, after a while.

  • Ladyhawke

    Ladyhawke 1985

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2015

    So, can a score ruin a film? Sure it can! In the same way that it can take a film to new and unforeseeable highs.

    So does the synth-score in Ladyhawke terrorize the film as much as many claim? Oh, it sure does. It's even unfathomable how someone, at any point in space and time, could have thought that this was a good idea. I get irritated at most synth scores, as I cannot imagine how anyone would us such…

  • Citizenfour

    Citizenfour 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Jun, 2015

    Dynamite. To paraphrase another film set on commenting on your ways, 'your government were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if the should'. Snowden is indeed a brave, brave man. And kudos to journalists having the balls to do this, knowing the potential danger. Kudos, kudos, fucking KUDOS.

  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future 1985

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 18 Jun, 2015

    Oh, it holds up. Thank GOD!

  • Around the World in 80 Days

    Around the World in 80 Days 1989

    ★★★★ Rewatched 15 Jun, 2015

    It's not good by any standards. It's a thing of the past, and it has, indeed, no bearing in "the modern world". But ever since, in my tweens, I saw this for the first time, it's had a rather big place in my heart.

    Finally re-watching it, with the experienced film- and TV-eyes I have acquired through the years, it's easy dismiss these five hours as cheap, ludicrous and at times stupidly bad. (Mostly because of Brosnan and Idle) But…

  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows 2014

    ★★★ Watched 16 Jun, 2015

    A great start.. unfortunately, it burns all the best jokes in the first half hour, and the rest feels made for obligation. They HAD to fill the 90 short minutes. To bad. It had me at 'hello'.