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  • The Conjuring 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 21 Oct, 2014

    Better than I expected

  • Birdman 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Oct, 2014

    Innaritu has been called pretentious, over indulgent, a fraud, a hack, melodramatic.... And the way Birdman starts, it doesn't exactly refute these points. It starts with a lengthy opening quote followed by the title BIRDMAN and of course there's a subtitle in parentheses. Talk about starting a little heady out of the gate.

    Innaritu stumbles over this ground throughout the film, through jumbled shots at Hollywood, really lazy stabs at social media and even more bizarrely against critics. He tries…

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  • Taxi Driver 1976

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 02 Feb, 2013 5

    I find it strange that this movie is so popular. I see 'bros' quoting it and they always have this next to Goodfellas and The Sopranos and Entourage in their collection of movies. I think a lot of people like it for the wrong reasons. They like the violence and the guns and DENIRO. But for me this is the quintessential art house film. It's ambiguous in it's meaning, it has no plot, it's main character has a lot of…

  • Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 06 Dec, 2012 44

    Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino's filmography reads like a symphony of revenge, blood, sam jackson and laughs. His latest entry, also a two word title, is Django Unchained. And it may be his best movie yet.

    Revenge has really taken a hold of QT's writing as of late. He seems to really get inspiration from these characters that are hell bent on hell sending. If you thought the protagonist in Kill Bill was…